Dr. Irene Reizman’s areas of expertise include biochemical engineering and biotechnology. Her research focuses on developing improved microbial strains for renewable chemical production, and she’s currently leading a student research project investigating the use of biosensors for industrial fermentation. Dr. Reizman completed a project in Germany as part of the Green Talents program and also previously worked for LS9, Whirlpool, and SCHOTT AG. 

Teaching Interests

  • Chemical process and product design
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biotechnology

Research Experiences

  • Metabolic engineering of microorganisms for renewable chemical production
  • Bioprocess development
  • Synthetic biology

Publications & Presentations

  • Reizman, I. M. B., Stenger, A. R., Reisch, C. R., Gupta, A., Connors, N. C., and Prather, K. L. J., “Improvement of Glucaric Acid Production in E. coli via Dynamic Control of Metabolic Fluxes,” Metabolic Engineering Communications, 2, 109-116, 2015
  • Brockman, I. M. and Prather, K. L. J., “Dynamic Knockdown of E. coli Central Metabolism for Redirecting Glucose-6-Phosphate Fluxes,” Metabolic Engineering, 28, 104-113, 2015
  • Brockman, I. M., and Prather, K. L. J., “Dynamic Metabolic Engineering: New Strategies for Developing Responsive Cell Factories,” Biotechnology Journal, 10(9), 1,360-1,369, 2015
  • Brockman, I. M. and Prather, K. L. J., “Dynamic Knockdown of E. coli Central Metabolism for Redirecting Glucose-6-Phosphate Fluxes,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Shiue, E., Brockman, I. M., and Prather, K. L. J., “Improving Product Yields on D-Glucose in Escherichia Coli via Knockout of pgi and zwf and Feeding of Supplemental Carbon Sources,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112(3), 379-587, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • German Ministry of Research and Education ͞"Green Talents͟" Award for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, 2014
  • Biotechnology Traineeship, National Institutes of Health, 2011-2014

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • BSE, University of Michigan, 2008
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