Welcome to the Nair lab website!

Research in our lab is focused primarily on altering various aspects of microbial physiology with the aim of not only engineering them for applications but also to understand why various features of life evolved the way they did. This involves deconvoluting the complexity of their makeup and finding ways to alter their components (genes, proteins, metabolites, etc.) to achieve desired outcomes. As engineers, we believe that building a synthetic system (even if it’s a biological one) is one of the most powerful methods to understand the intricacies of that system.

Interested in joining our team?

We’re almost always looking for enthusiastic people to join us. Check the news page to see if we have any recent postings for openings. Prospective post-docs and undergraduates (preferably juniors or seniors) should contact Dr. Nair by email. Prospective graduate students should apply through the Tufts ChBE graduate program and also e-mail Prof. Nair if they have any research-specific questions.

Reviewed an article for a journal ~weeks ago (I'm reviewer #3😀@thirdreviewer) and got the summary of the editor's rec. to authors. Pleasantly surprised to see that all reviewers suggested the *same* improvements! Sometimes I worry I'm way off with reviews-not here!

Looking for Postdocs interested in working with a collaborative team to develop regulatory networks to improve bio production of fuels and chemicals. https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=13333

The iBIT lab is looking for motivated postdocs to work on a NIH funded project on clinical ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging. Please share within your network and beyond.


Asatekin lab @TuftsEngineer is seeking a post-doc with #polymer chemistry and synthesis experience to work on #zwitterionic and functional materials for #membranes. Experience in surface chemistry, polymer physics or membranes appreciated but not required. @Chemjobber #chemjobs

New paper's out in @ACSSynBio! We develop a new assay to quantify mucus binding of various probiotics & then show how genetic modification can be used to increase mucus binding relative to other biotic and abiotic surfaces.
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Nair @Nair Lab@nair_lab

Last day of 2019 - this manuscript just got accepted! https://twitter.com/nair_lab/status/1160870630268559361

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