People

Principal Investigator

Keith Tyo

Keith EJ Tyo
Associate Professor   CV
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD Chemical Engineering
West Virginia University, B.S. Chemical Engineering
k-tyo@northwestern.edu
P: 847.868.0319
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Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Namita

Namita Bhan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Started 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, PhD Chemical Engineering, 2014
University at Buffalo, M.S. Chemical Engineering, 2010
NIT Surat, India, B. Tech Chemical Engineering, 2007
Project: Experimental Metabolic Engineering
Namita.Bhan@northwestern.edu

 

 

Will Bothfeld
Postdoctoral Fellow, Started 2018
Northwestern University, PhD Chemical Engineering, 2018
University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S. Biochemistry & Biology, 2010
Project: Experimental Metabolic Engineering
WilliamBothfeld2012@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

Cat Majors
Postdoctoral Fellow, Started 2019
Rice University, PhD Bioengineering, 2019
Vanderbilt University, B.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
Project: Protein Engineering
catherine.majors@northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

PhD Students

Erika Arvay
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, Started 2017
Clemson University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2017
Project: Experimental Metabolic Engineering
erikaarvay2022@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

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Bradley W. Biggs
PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering, Started 2015
University of Southern California, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2012
Northwestern University, M.S. Biotechnology, 2014
Project: Signaling Engineering
bradleybiggs2014@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

Alec Castinado
PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering, Started 2016
Auburn University, B.S. Molecular Biology, 2016
Project: Protein Engineering
aleccastinado2021@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

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Alexandra De Paz
PhD Candidate in IBiS, Started 2013
University of Florida, B.S. Interdisciplinary Biomolecular Engineering 2011
Project: Signaling Engineering
amdepaz@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

Tracey Dinh (coadvised with Linda Broadbelt)
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, Started 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2016
Project: Computational Metabolic Engineering
tracey.dinh@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

Jake Martin (coadvised with Linda Broadbelt)
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, Started 2017
The Ohio State University, B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017
Project: Computational Metabolic Engineering
jacobmartin2022@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

Marija Milisavljevic
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, Started 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017
Project: Protein Engineering
marijamilisavljevic2023@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

Joseph Ni (coadvised with Linda Broadbelt)
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, Started 2017
Rice University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2017
Project: Computational Metabolic Engineering
joseph.ni@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

Kevin Shebek (coadvised with Linda Broadbelt)
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, Started 2019
Northwestern University, M.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2019
Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2015
Project: Computational Metabolic Engineering
kevinshebek2016@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

Jonathan Strutz (coadvised with Linda Broadbelt) 
PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering
, Started 2016
The Ohio State University, B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2015
Project: Computational Metabolic Engineering
jonathanstrutz2021@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

Masters in Biotechnology Students

Nathaniel Polley
Graduate Student in Biotechnology Program, Started 2019
Loyola University, B.S. Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and Biology
Project: Computational Metabolic Engineering
nathanielpolley2020@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

Sara Wixon
Graduate Student in Biotechnology Program, Started 2019
University of Minnesota, B.S Microbiology, 2018
Project: Experimental Metabolic Engineering
sarawixon2018@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Lydia Rivers
Research Assistant, Started 2019
Northwestern University, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Journalism, 2022
Project: Experimental Metabolic Engineering
lydiarivers2022@u.northwestern.edu

Joshua Saltzberg
Research Assistant, Started 2017
Northwestern University, B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2020
Project: Protein Engineering
joshuasaltzberg2020@u.northwestern.edu

Virginia Jiang
SynBREU Student, Summer 2019
Columbia University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2021
Project: Experimental Metabolic Engineering
vj2223@columbia.edu

 

Alumni

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