Welcome to the Mehta Lab at Illinois!

We develop synthetic biology platforms to perform laboratory evolution experiments with a view to study fundamental chemistry of biological systems and develop biologics

Key Areas of Current Research:

  • Engineering synthetic, modular vaccine platforms (bacterial and viral vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines)
  • Synthetic Models to study eukaryotic cell evolution in lab – chimeric organisms
  • Develop fundamentally novel and genetically tractable photosynthetic bioproduction platforms

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