Barstow Research Team

Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
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Buz Barstow
Assistant Professor
Biological and Environmental Engineering
PhD in Applied Physics, Cornell University
MSci. in Physics, Imperial College, London

Current Members


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Bram Baxter, Research Specialist

Bram is working on electron uptake in electroactive microbes, knockout collections for chemoautotrophic microbes and oleaginous yeasts, and high-throughput instrumentation.

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Brooke Pian, Research Specialist

Brooke is working on knockout collections for chemoautotrophic microbes and oleaginous yeasts.

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Zac Chen, Undergraduate Researcher

Zac is working on whole genome knockout collections for oleaginous yeasts.

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Sonia Jaidka, Undergraduate Researcher

Sonia is building whole genome knockout collections for chemoautotrophic microbes.

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Farshid Salimijazi, Graduate Student

Farshid is working on hybrid microbial-electronic photosynthesis.

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Alexa Schmitz, Postdoctoral Researcher

Alexa is working engineering microbes for the extraction and purification of rare earth elements.

We are hiring. Please get in touch with bmb35@cornell.edu.


Alumni


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Oluwakemi Adesina, Research Specialist

Kemi helped to build new high-throughput genetic screens for the Shewanella oneidensis Knockout collection to investigate the electron shuttling properties and growth of S. oneidensis. Kemi is now pursuing her dreams to be a medical doctor at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Isao Anzai, Undergraduate Researcher

Isao helped develop the Shewanella oneidensis Knockout collection and is working on screening the Shewanella Sudoku collection for electron uptake. Isao is at Columbia Medical School, pursuing his ambition to be a medical doctor.

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Liat Kugelmass, Undergraduate Researcher

Liat helped create a high-throughput colorimetric assay to screen the Shewanella oneidensis Sudoku collection for electron uptake.

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Lev Shaket, Research Specialist

Lev helped develop the Shewanella oneidensis Knockout collection.