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Michaela TerAvest
Senior Investigator 

Michaela TerAvest is an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MSU. Her research aims to rewire bacterial metabolic pathways for biofuel and chemical production, with emphasis on electron transfer and microbial electrosynthesis. Her team incorporates thermodynamic modeling into the design-build-test-learn cycle to improve the feasibility of designed metabolic and electron transfer pathways. Her postdoctoral training was at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley with Caroline Ajo-Franklin and Adam Arkin, after obtaining her PhD in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University with Lars Angenent in 2014. 

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