Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
Synthetic cells, Cell-free protein expression, Engineering genetic pathways
Kate Adamala is a biochemist whose research focuses around building synthetic cells. Her lab studies the origin and early evolution of life, explores possibilities of using synthetic biology to colonize space, and aims to shape the future of biotechnology and medicine. The lab’s research utilizes synthetic cell technologies to make tools for metabolic engineering, drug development, and biosensing.