Caroline Ajo-Franklin

First name: 
Caroline
Last name: 
Ajo-Franklin
Title: 
Staff Scientist
Institution: 
Berkeley Lab
Location: 
Berkeley, CA
Research synposis: 
We are a research group at Berkeley Lab in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus. We use biophysics and synthetic biology to engineer and explore the nanoscale interface between living microbes and inorganic materials. We are particularly interested in the basic mechanisms underlying charge transfer and assembly of materials at this living/non-living interface. Ultimately, our research has applications in carbon capture and sequestration, bio-solar energy generation, and hierarchical assembly of nanostructures.