Shota Atsumi

Professor Shota Atsumi (right)

Professor Shota Atsumi (right)

Associate Professor
Ph.D Kyoto University 

An increased understanding of system properties underlying cellular networks enables us to construct novel systems by assembling the components and the control systems into new combinations. We are applying this approach to the field of metabolic engineering, which strives for the optimization of desired properties and functions, such as the production of valuable biochemicals. The production of valuable chemicals from microorganisms suites to solve some significant challenges, such as converting renewable feedstocks into energy-rich biofuels. Currently, our main focus is developing synthetic organisms capable of converting CO2 directly to biofuels.
218 Chemistry
(530) 752-6595

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • NSF CAREER Award (2014)
  • UC Davis Hellman Fellowship (2012)
  • Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) (2010) 
  • Appointed to UC Davis faculty (2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA (2006-2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona (2002-2006)
  • Ph.D. Kyoto University (2002)

Representative Publications