Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics

PhD, Aix-Marseille University France, 2009


Research Interests

Microbial enzymes and systems that have the potential to address industrial needs or may be useful for bio-remediation, specifically, the cellular phosphate uptake mechanism.


In his research, Mikael Elias seeks to decipher the mechanisms by which biological macromolecules evolve, to understand the molecular basis of their biological functions, and to develop new methods for their engineering. Long-term, Mikael is interested in developing soft, ecological solutions to current or emerging societal issues. The current methods used in the Elias Lab are spanning from molecular biology and microbiology, to protein engineering, structural biology and bioinformatics.