Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology
SFA Technical Co-Manager
Adam Arkin is an expert in the systems and synthetic biology of microbes. His role as the SFA Technical Co-Manager is to ensure the scientific basis of the mission goals, working with the Science Leads and Principal Investigators to develop coherent projects that address high-value problems, especially those of scale. He helps Principal Investigators and Project Scientists effectively plan and execute experiments addressing relevant themes.
The Arkin lab is specifically engaged in developing the metafunctional genomic methods to identify the most important microbes and their environmental correlates in the field to drive prioritizations for isolation and enrichment in the lab; developing new genetic, culturing, and computational methods for mapping genotype-to-phenotype in these laboratory systems; and developing the integrated mechanistic microbial modeling systems for predicting community dynamics under perturbations in the field and laboratory.