McGrath and Lu lab receive IBB seed grant to develop novel directed evolution approaches

Hang Lu (professor in ibb-logoChemical and Molecular Engineering) and Patrick McGrath have received an IBB seed grant to develop directed evolution approaches to evolve new traits of interest. As proof of principal, they will evolve extensions to lifespan using microfluidics/automated fluorescent microscopy pioneered by the Lu lab. Causative mutations will be identified using next-generation sequencing and quantitative genetics approaches. This seed grand provides $100,000 of support over two years.