Taylor Dickman

Taylor Dickman

The aim of my research is to engineer bacterial microcompartments (MCPs) for novel functions, specifically the encapsulation of non-native metabolic pathways of industrial relevance. To this end, I am working to characterize the regulation and localization mechanisms of different native MCP components. Leveraging this knowledge of the native system, in combination with previously developed tools for cargo encapsulation and microcompartment engineering, will enable us to develop MCPs into tunable nanobioreactors.