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