Jonikas Lab

Jonikas research
Principal Investigator
Martin Jonikas
Thomas Laboratory, 303
Systems and Synthetic Biology of Photosynthetic Organisms

Photosynthesis provides energy for nearly all life on Earth. As humans increasingly change this planet, it is essential that we understand this process and the organisms that perform it. Our lab aims to dramatically accelerate our understanding of photosynthetic organisms by developing and applying novel functional genomics strategies in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In the long run, our work will enable engineering of photosynthetic organisms to address the challenges that our civilization faces in agriculture, health and energy.