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Welcome to the Mehta Lab at Illinois!

We use synthetic biology and synthetic chemistry to study fundamental cellular chemistry and develop novel therapeutic strategies.

Key Areas of Current Research:

  • Designing modular platforms to combat emerging pathogenic viruses and drug-resistant bacteria
  • Directed endosymbiosis (cell within a cell system) for organelle evolution and biosynthesis of high value molecules
  • Engineering selectivity in targeting cancer

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