Atsumi Research Group

Department of Chemistry

Member, BMCDB Graduate Group
Member, Microbiology Graduate Group
Member, Plant Biology Graduate Group
Member, Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology







September 2021

Morgan had her exit seminar (Zoom, 9/8/21). Congrats, Dr. Matson!


August 2021

Angela had her exit seminar (Zoom, 8/18/21). Congrats, Dr. Zhang!


June 2021

We will work with Zymochem and Berben's lab for ARPA-E EcoSynBio project (Egghead Blog).


May 2021

Mateo presented his research at the 2021 Larock Undergraduate Conference and won the best presentation award in Chemical Biology shared with two other students (Zoom, 5/15/21).

Angela gave a poster presentation at Chemical BIology in the Bay Area Day (Zoom, 5/8/21).


April 2021

Angela gave a talk at CBIG meeting (Zoom, 4/21/21).

Jake gave a STEM talk at 30th Annual Biotechnology Training Retreat (Zoom, 4/8/21).

Angela's paper has been published in Metabolic Engineering.


March 2021

Angela's paper has been accepted for publication in Metabolic Engineering (3/25/2021).

Shota gave a keynote lecture at 12th international phycological congress (remote, 3/23/2021).

Tanner gave his 3rd year seminar (03/19/2021).

Our paper has been selected as one of 25 landmark papers published in Nature Bitechnology for the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Shota's blog post about the paper is on the Nature Bioengineering Community.

Shota joins the editorial board of Marine Biotechnology.


February 2021

Angela got a best poster award in Biochemistry at the 21st Miller Symposium (2/26/2021).

Gabrielle joins the lab as a rotation student from PBGG (2/16/2021).


November 2020

Shota gave a talk at the UCI Cabon-Capture Symposium (zoom, 11/30/2020).

Shota gave a special leture at the Hokkaido Univeristy (zoom, 11/23, 30/2020).

Jake presented his research at the 2020 International Student Workshop (zoom, 11/21/2020).


October 2020

Shota gave a virtual seminar at UMass-Amherst, MCB  (zoom, 10/20/2020).


September 2020

Shota attended the virtual "Rules of Life: Complexity in Algal Systems" workshop (zoom, 9/25/2020).

Morgan was selected for a 2020 IIFH Innovator Fellow and will work with Better Ventures (09/01/2020).


July 2020

Shota is promoted to a full professor (07/01/2020).


May 2020

Conan and Ivan presented their researches at the 2020 Larock Undergraduate Ressearch Conference (Zoom, 5/16/2020). Conan shared the best presentation award in Chemical Biology session I.

Conan presented his research at the 31st Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference and won the popular choice award for the rockstar video contest (Zoom, 5/7/2020).


April 2020

Morgan talked about how to engineer Dino DNA at SCInema (4/26/2020).

Jake presented his research at the Plant Biology seminar series (PBI291, 4/21/2020).

Morgan was a top-ten finalist of the 2020 Grad-Slam competition.


March 2020

Morgan won 1st place for her poster presentation and Angela won audience favorite talk prize at the DEB retreat (03/07/2020).

Morgan and Angela presented their research at the poster session of the Miller symposium (03/12/2020)

February 2020

Angela presented her research at DEB pizza talk (02/26/2020).

January 2020

 Jayce joins the lab.


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Shota Atsumi
 218 Chemistry
Ph: 530-752-6595
Laboratory: 281 Chemistry