Taylor Dickman

Taylor Dickman

Bacterial microcompartments are protein-based organelle-like structures that function natively to encapsulate specific metabolic pathways in bacteria. The aim of my research is to engineer bacterial microcompartments for novel functions, specifically the encapsulation of non-native metabolic pathways of industrial relevance. To this end, I am developing new tools to enable the encapsulation of heterologous cargo within the 1,2-propanediol utilization microcompartment (Pdu MCP).

For more information about my recent work, see my final research talk from the RSG Research Communication Program!