pppy3@gatech.edu

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First Name: 
Pamela
Last Name: 
Peralta-Yahya
Title 1: 
Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title 2: 
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Phone: 
404-894-4228
Research Interests: 

Biological production of chemicals (biofuels, pharmaceuticals, commodity chemicals)
Chemical biosensing
Molecular Evolution

Biography: 

Assistant Professor (2012- present)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California Berkeley/Joint BioEnergy Institute, Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology, 2012
Ph.D., Columbia University, Chemistry, 2008
B.A., Macalester College, Chemistry and Biology, 2003

Awards at Georgia Tech
2017                NIH MIRA Award
2016                Samsung Global Research Outreach Competition
2016                Kavli Fellow (US Academy of Science)
2016                Keystone Symposium Early Career Investigator Travel Award
2015                Blanchard Fellowship (Georgia Tech)
2014                DARPA Young Faculty Award
2014                DuPont Young Professor for Scientific Innovation Award

Areas of Specialization: 
Synthetic Biology, Chemical Biology, Molecular Evoultion