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.

Engineering food-safe bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum for high level production of sugar substitute tagatose. @Nair_Lab @TuftsEngineer @TuftsUniversity


Simultaneous visualization of multiple gene expression in single cells using an engineered multicolor reporter toolbox and approach of spectral crosstalk correction.: Related Articles Simultaneous visualization of multiple gene expression in single cells… https://t.co/8PPsbQS1gs

Congrats to alumnus and @nair_lab postdoctoral researcher Josef Bober for publishing in @NatureComms!

Bober's paper titled "Galactose to tagatose isomerization at moderate temperatures with high conversion and productivity" is now available at https://t.co/YsxEtfQeFQ

I’m very happy to share the latest paper by the group! The 2nd PhD student to graduate from the lab, Joe Bober, performed every single experiment on this @NatureComms paper - a fantastic accomplishment!
link: https://t.co/m7QDNI2WLs
@TuftsUniversity @TuftsEngineer

Nair @Nair Lab@nair_lab

Got word that this manuscript is now accepted. Woohoo!! Will be posting it soon when it’s on the publisher’s website. Congratulations, Joe! Now let’s fix the formatting! https://t.co/90NZZT6KVl

4 chemical engineers in this years' recipients of #NewInnovator award. Quite an achievement for our small discipline! Congrats to all, but especially the 4 ChEs - @AKloxinGroup, @timothy_lamont, Han Li of @CBEUCI1, Susan Shao of @harvardmed!

The ad for the postdoc position in my lab is now posted on HigherEdJobs and the OSU HR site. Please disseminate. https://t.co/tTPaZHjAmp

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