Dave grew up in Iowa and attended Gustavus Adolphus College, where he majored in Chemistry and minored in Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. in 2007 from UCSF for his work on membrane protein structure determination with Robert Stroud. From 2007 to 2011 Dave was a Life Sciences Research Foundation fellow with Pamela Silver in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. He is currently Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC, Berkeley and is interested in the regulation, evolution, and engineering of microbial metabolism.
Caleb is a graduate student in Molecular and Cell Biology who is interested in systems biology, protein biophysics, and the role of allostery in controlling metabolism.
Benz is a Chemistry graduate student with a background in organic synthesis. He is interested in the evolution, assembly, and functioning of bacterial microcompartments.
Avi is an NSF fellow and graduate student in Molecular and Cell Biology. He is interested in systems biology and microbial ecology and works on understanding the evolution, physiology and engineering of carbon concentrating mechanisms.
Sean is a graduate student in Molecular and Cell Biology. Originally from Seattle, he majored in biochemistry at the University of Washington. He is interested in the development of novel tools for genome and protein engineering.
Rachel is an NSF fellow and graduate student in Molecular and Cell Biology. She is interested in the cell biology of bacterial photosynthesis.
Stacy is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab working on directed evolution of novel biosensors.
Dana is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab working on the protein engineering of novel genetically encoded biosensors.
Rob is a graduate student in Molecular and Cell Biology. Coming from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, Rob majored in biochemistry at Ithaca College. In the Savage lab, Rob studies the structure and physiological importance of bacterial nanocompartments.
Ben is a graduate student in Molecular and Cell Biology. His focus is on protein engineering CRISPR-associated proteins, specifically Cas9, an RNA-guided DNA endonuclease that can be used to engineer and manipulate the genetic code. Ben is interested in creating CRISPR-Cas9 molecules which can sense diverse cellular inputs and accordingly respond by genome cleavage, gene repression and/or activation.
Luke is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab who obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Stanford. He is interested in the biophysical mechanisms driving the self-assembly of bacterial microcompartments, in particular the α-carboxysome.
Rayka is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab interested in the use of biosensors and synthetic biological engineering of nematodes.