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.

Congratulations to newly minted PhD from @sohahassoun group and @nair_lab - Dr. Sara Amin @Ze2red!

Sara A. Amin@Ze2red

#NewProfilePic #phdlife #phdchat

I'm very excited to host Prof. Terry Papoutsakis from @UDChBE today! I've heard Terry's talks on Clostridia/biofuels but this is the first time I've had the pleasure to hear about his lab's work on cell-based therapies! @TuftsEngineer @TuftsUniversity https://t.co/7bQkaNh3pV

Congratulations to Joe Bober and Brett Irwin @Bir_Win for successfully defending their respective theses today! And so, they shall henceforth (for the day, anyway) be called Dr. Bober and Master Irwin.

GP is hiring synthetic biologists/bioengineers. More information is available at https://t.co/A2cEI8F3lR
Please forward this announcement to strong candidates.

Congratulations to lab member Zac Mays for completing the @BostonMarathon #BostonMarathon #Boston2019. If working in the lab wasn't torture enough... Zac's a real glutton for punishment.


Look who is featured in the new Tufts Engineering Virtual Tour! (wink, wink)...

... itsa-me!!

Tufts University Virtual Campus Experience https://t.co/6v7Ll9tl0B

The next decade is going to be critical in the fight against climate change. Find out why, via the @latimes: https://t.co/UveOkoSwAt

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