The Chang group works at the interface of biocatalysis and synthetic biology. Our interest is to discovery, characterize, and engineer enzymes, metabolic pathways, and cells for applications in sustainable chemistry.
- Centenary Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022
- Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, ACS Division of Biological Chemistry, 2016
- Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, ACS, 2015
- DARPA Young Faculty Award, US DOD, 2012
- Beckman Young Investigator Award, Beckman Foundation, 2008
- Thevasundaram, K., Gallagher, J.J., Cherng, F. & Chang, M.C.Y. (2022) Engineering non-photosynthetic carbon fixation for production of bioplastics by methanogenic archaea, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 119 (23), e2118638119. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2118638119
- Wang, Z.Q., Song, H., Koleski, E.J., Hara, N., Park, D.S., Kumar, G., Min, Y., Dauenhauer, P.J. & Chang, M.C.Y. (2021) A dual cellular-heterogeneous catalyst strategy for the production of olefins from glucose, Nat. Chem. 13, 1178-1185. DOI: 10.1038/s41557-021-00820-0
- Dong, H., Liffland, S., Hillmyer, M.A. & Chang, M.C.Y. (2019) Engineering in vivo production of α-branched polyesters, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141(42), 16877-16883. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b08585
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