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IBBR unites distinguished scientists from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our Fellows come together across disciplines and institutions to discover tomorrow's biotechnology solutions.
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
The Eisenstein laboratory is building next-generation bioenergy plants with enhanced capacity to manage biotic and abiotic challenges. Their strategy is to derive mechanistic information from multidisciplinary tools, ranging from molecular and structural biology, to plant, systems and synthetic biology, as well as protein design and engineering, to develop superior traits. These improvements are being introduced into plants via genome engineering in order to extend our diminishing supply of fossil fuels. In addition, Dr. Eisenstein is applying systems engineering principles to improve the development of protein biopharmaceuticals.