Adam Arkin

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Dean A. Richard Newton Memorial Professor, Bioengineering
Senior Faculty Scientist, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Director, Berkeley Synthetic Biology Institute
CEO/CSO, DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase
PI and Co-Director, ENIGMA SFA

512C Energy Biosciences Building
Mailcode 5230
510-643-5678
aparkin@lbl.gov

For more information, see: http://genomics.lbl.gov/

Research Interests

The Arkin Lab’s research focuses on the systems and synthetic biology of microorganisms. They are experts in theory, computation and experiments surrounding the modeling of biological systems at the molecular and population level and have developed a number of genome scale technologies with which we can rapidly assess the genomic function of uncharacterized microorganisms. The lab’s models span the deterministic and stochastic analysis of both homogeneous and spatially distributed systems.

Education

  • 1992 Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physical Chemistry
  • 1988 B.A., Carleton College, Chemistry

Major Awards

  • 2014 Department of Energy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award 2013 for work advancing biological and environmental sciences
  • 2013 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow
  • 2007 American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
  • 2007 Mohammed Dahleh Award, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2006 Britton Chance Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering & Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2000-2007 Assistant Investigator, HHMI
  • 2000 Time Magazine Future Innovator
  • 1999 TechReview 100 most innovative Young Scientists

Professional Experience

  • Director of Bioinformatics, The Joint Bioenergy Institute
  • Investigator, Energy Biosciences Institute
  • Head, Synthetic Biology, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2010-present Dean A. Richard Newton Memorial Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2008-2010 Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2005-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2002-present Director, The Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival
  • 2000-2007 Assistant Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 1999-2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1998-present Faculty Scientist, Computational and Theoretical Biology and Synthetic Biology Departments, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory