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 2023

Jake's paper describing the collaboration with the Mayfield lab (UCSD) has been accepted for publication in Communications Biology.

Tanner's paper describing the collaboration with the Berben lab has been published in Metabolic Engineering.

Shota gave a seminar at Zbiotics (9/15/23).

Jake had his exit seminar (9/1/23). Congrats, Dr. Gonzales!


August 2023

Tanner had his exit seminar (8/14/23). Congrats, Dr. Treece!


Shota gave a seminar at IBC, Academia Sinica (Zoom, 8/14/23).

German, Alexa, Payton, Saif, and Victoria completed the ACS Project SEED program.


Shota gave a seminar at National Taiwan University (8/4/23).


July 2023

Shota gave special lectures at National Chung Hsing University (7/31-8/2/23).

Tanner's paper has been published in Metabolic Engineering.

Shota gave a seminar at Kyushu U (7/7/2023).


June 2023

Spring 2023 Graduate Studies Commencement (6/15/2023) Congrats, Jake and Tanner!

Shota gave a seminar at Emery Pharma (6/9/2023, zoom).


May 2023

Tanner presented his research at the CBIG meeting (5/31/2023).

Elika, Twisha, and Nick presented their reserach at the 2023 Richard Larock Conference (5/20/2023). Elika won a best presentation award in physical/analytical chemistry.


April 2023

Elika presented her reserach at the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities conference (4/29/2023).

The 23rd Annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium was successfully ended (4/13-14/2023). Jayce, Tanner, and Shota served on the Miller committee.

Alex and Bryant join the lab.

Tanner gave a DEB pizza chalk talk (4/5/2023).


March 2023

Tanner and Jayce presented their research at the CBP retreat (3/30-31/2023).


Tanner gave a TED-style talk and Jayce got 1st place poster award at the DEB retreat (3/18/2023).

Nicole ('17 PhD) gave a DEB Biotechnology seminar. Anna ('18 PhD) joined the reunion (3/17/2023).

The Atsumi lab, togerther with U Washington (Profs. Nelson (PI), Olanrewaju, Proksch) and UT Austin (Prof. Alper), started a new project supported by the NSF EFRI program. This project aims to develop 3D-printed microorganisms for sustainable construction materials (UW press release, the project website).

Dileep gave his 3rd year seminar (3/10/2023).


February 2023

An alumni of my group, Shuchi ('16 PhD, Cardinal Biocraft), gave a DEB seminar (2/3/2023).


Dileep's review article on microbial produciton of HMOs was published in Molecules.

January 2023

Alex joins the lab as BMCDB rotation student.

Nhu joins the lab.


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