Dr. Mukhopadhyay received a Masters in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Chicago. She is a Senior Scientist of the Biological Systems and Engineering Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
At JBEI, Dr. Mukhopadhyay is the Vice President of the Biofuels and Bioproducts Division and the Director of the Host Engineering group. Her group develops tools to engineer a variety of microbial platforms including P. putida, E. coli, S. cerevisiae, and other microbial strains. Her group specifically focuses on developing robust strains that show high tolerance and productivity during biofuels and chemicals production and the optimization required to achieve scalability. Visit the M-group website for more on her group’s work.