Welcome

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 me if they have any research-specific questions.


 

Seriously, awesome job @Van_DeventerJim, Prashant Deshlahra, Matt Panzer, and @TuftsXu !!

Ayse Asatekin@AyseAsatekin

@Charles_Mace @Van_DeventerJim Yup seriously!

So, the editor ended up rejecting this article. The other 2 reviewers were not kind to this article, either. I look forward to reviewing it a third time... T-1 month. 😜

Nair Lab@nair_lab

What should I do if I recommended rejecting a manuscript for publication on the grounds that the assumptions and conclusions were unfounded but it comes back for review, largely unmodified, in a different journal?

Thank you @TuftsUniversity for funding our new project with Prof. Lantagne on how fouling affects membranes recommended for household water treatment! Also congrats to @TuftsEngineer Chemical and Biological Engineering faculty Matthew Panzer, Kyongbum Lee, and @nair_lab https://t.co/tkzHMVcDrs

One of my speakers in #SynBio Applications session (11/1, 3:30-6:00) at this year's #AIChE #AIChEannual meeting backed out. I'm hoping to fill-in that slot with a talk last minute. If you are interested in presenting a talk, pls. email me!! Co-chairs @kangwu_unh and Andrew Jones.

Congratulations to @francesarnold – who will be at Tufts on 10/18 – one of three researchers awarded the @NobelPrize in chemistry! More on her upcoming talk at Tufts: https://t.co/fWd68LVU6E #ChemNobel

Congratulation to @francesarnold for winning the @NobelPrize for chemistry this year! Looking forward to your talk when you come to @TuftsUniversity for a seminar in ~2 weeks!
https://t.co/t2kJQl7z4H

Forgot to tweet this earlier, but happy birthday to Zac Mays!Celebrating Zac’s birthday always poses and conundrum since he doesn’t care for desserts. So we have a “savory pie” with a candle in it. #nairlabbdays no #mucusknife

What should I do if I recommended rejecting a manuscript for publication on the grounds that the assumptions and conclusions were unfounded but it comes back for review, largely unmodified, in a different journal?

Thanks, @TrevorBNicks for baking an amazing vegan German chocolate cake for Vikas in honor of National post-doc appreciation week #npaw No #mucusknife

Hot off the press - a perspective/review by my group on pentose metabolism in yeast is out now on Biotechnol J: https://t.co/x8ehWK0zJI

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