DNA Synthesis Group Lead
Secondary Affiliation: Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology
- Comparative and Functional Genomics
Building: 91, Room 210c
Mail Stop: 91R0183
Dr. Blaby joined the JGI in 2019 as the lead of the DNA synthesis platform, where he manages production for approved user projects as well as leading computational and lab-based R&D efforts for synthetic biology and functional genomics. Prior to JGI, he was a group lead at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he focused on functional genomics of phototrophs. Through this and post-doctoral positions at University of Florida and UCLA he has worked with a wide range of eukaryotic algae, archaea and bacteria with a view to developing a deeper understanding of sequence-based gene function.