Clifford Steven MorrisonGraduate Student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office: RPI Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, 4139
Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Expected May 2019
I will investigate the development of electrochemical bioreactors as tools for industrial fermentations and biocatalysis applications. Understanding how electrons and reducing equivalents are transported into cells is critical to engineer microorganisms to optimize carbon efficiencies and product yields. Additionally, understanding how electrochemical NAD(P)H regeneration can be efficiently achieved will allow for the development of technology that allows researchers to utilize biocatalytic processes not easily accessible because of their dependence on stoichiometric amounts of cofactor.
I intend to pursue a career in the biotechnology industry, or as a faculty member in academia.