Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Director, Biotechnology Development
Trent Northen’s research is focused on understanding how microbial communities are structured by the biopolymers and metabolites in their environment and the dynamic and reciprocal processes by which they transform these pools. Central to these efforts are the development and applications of mass spectrometry approaches to characterize both temporal and spatial metabolic processes. As the Biotechnology Component Director he coordinates the development of next-generation experimental approaches to decipher microbial community interactions, community structure, metabolism, gene functions and regulation. He ensures the teams can meet project goals, encourages integration and collaboration between groups.