Atsumi Research Group

Department of Chemistry

Member, BMCDB Graduate Group
(Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology)

Member, Microbiology Graduate Group

Member, Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology







June 2017

Lab part 2017 summer

Shota presented his invited talk and served on the organizing committee at 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels & Bioproducts (6/18-21/2017, Miami, FL).

Commencement 2017. Congrats, Nicole! (06/15/17)


May 2017

Anna did a chalk talk at the DEB pizza talk (May 22, 2017)

Austin presented his research at Chemical Biology in the Bay Area Day (May 20, 2017).

 Kelly gave oral presentation at 2017 Richard Larock Undergraduate Research Conference (May 20, 2017).


April  2017

Anna presented her research in the Bio-Based Products section at 253rd ACS national meeting (April 3, 2017).


March  2017

Nicole, Anna, and Austin presented their results and Shota gave a talk at the 17th Annual R. Bryan Miller symposium (March 16-17, 2017).

Masahiro and Austin's paper has been published in Nature Communications.
This work was highlighted in the UCD blog, egghead.

Austin gave his 3rd year semina (3/10/17)

Shota joined the editorial board of Microbial Cell Factories as an Associate Editor.


February  2017

Nicole and Anna presented our technology at the APRA-E summit (2/26-3/1/2017).

Luis joins the lab as a BMCDB rotation student.

Shota attended the ARPA-E REMOTE annual PI meeting (Houston, Tx, 2/15-16/2017).

Shota gave a seminar at Biomolecular Science and Engineering, UC Santa Barbara (2/1/2017).

January  2017

Angela joins the lab.

Eric joins the lab as a rotation student from MGG.

November 2016

Prof. Jim Bowie (UCLA) gave a seminar in our department (11/1/16).

October 2016

Masahiro's paper was highlited in the Chemical & Engineering News.

Morgan joins the lab as a rotation student from MGG.

September 2016

Hyunsoo joins the lab as a rotation student from MGG.

Masahiro's paper was accepted for publication in ACS Synthetic Biology.

Masahiro's Farewell Party (09/10/16)

Anna, Nicole, and Morgan presented their researches at the 2nd Chemical Biology Program Retreat (09/09/16).

Neal's review article has been published in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology.

Takaya joins the lab as a Japan Abroad Program Scholar from the Sode lab (TUAT).


August 2016

Julie presented her research at the UCD REU poster session (8/12/16)

Shota gave a talk at the 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research (8/7-12/16, Maastricht, The Netherlands).

Takaya joins the lab as a Japan Abroad Program Scholar from the Ikawa lab (U Toyama).

Beili, Laila, William, and Daniel gave great presentations to complete the ACS Project SEED program 2016 (8/4/16).


July 2016

Shota gave a talk and serve as a co-covener with Michelle O'Malley at the 2016 SIMB annual meeting (7/24-28/16, New Orleans, LA).

Our diol paper which is collaborative work with the Toney group has been accepted for publication in Metabolic Engineering.


June 2016

Shota gave a talk and served as a co-session chair with Kechun at the Metabolic Conference 11 (6/25-20/16, Awaji, Japan).

Laila joins the lab (ACS Project SEED program).

Julie joins the lab (NSF REU program).

Commencement 2016. Congrats, Shuchi! (06/09/16)

Shuchi's Farewell Party (06/05/16)



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