Jay Keasling

Professor, Organization leader


Who is Jay Keasling?

Professor Keasling is a founder of Amyris and serves as the head of the

Scientific Advisory Board. The research in the Keasling Laboratory

focuses on the metabolic engineering of microorganisms for degradation

of environmental contaminants or for environmentally friendly

synthesis. To that end, the Keasling lab has developed a number of new

genetic and mathematical tools to allow more precise and reproducible

control of metabolism. These tools are being used in such applications

as synthesis of biodegradable polymers, and degradation of chlorinated

and aromatic hydrocarbons, biodesulfurization of fossil fuels, complete

mineralization of organophosphate nerve agents and pesticides, and

production of supply limited drugs. Professor Keasling brings to Amyris

a deep understanding of both synthetic biology and the downstream

chemical engineering required to utilize the engineered organisms.

Famous Quotes:

  • Ethanol is for drinking, not driving

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Also known as
  • Jay Keasling, Ph.D.
  • Jay D. Keasling
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Doctorate, University of Michigan
    ( - 1991)
  • University of California, Berkeley

on July 23, 2013


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Jay Keasling." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 9 Aug. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/jay_keasling>.

Discuss this Jay Keasling biography with the community:


    Browse Biographies.net