Romas Kazlauskas

Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics 

PhD, Mechanisms of Organometallic Reactions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Green (sustainable) chemistry, enzyme modeling, enzyme design, and enzyme engineering.


Romas Kazlauskas seeks to use enzymatic processes to replace some of the chemical processes that are ubiquitous in the modern world. Choosing biological pathways rather than chemical ones can provide many advantages, such as making reactions faster and more selective, and producing less waste, and through their work, the Kazlauskas lab hopes to create more efficient syntheses that minimize pollution and avoid toxic and non-selective chemical reagents. Outside of his professional work, Romas enjoys hiking, canoeing, and going into nature