Welcome to the Romesberg Lab of Chemical Biology and Biophysics
Located in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute, we combine the tools of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, and modern spectroscopy in efforts to understand evolution, expand its potential by developing unnatural base pairs, and also apply our understanding of evolution to develop novel antibiotics and improve human health.
Read in The New York Times about how we generated E. coli with an expanded genetic alphabet. This work was originally reported in Nature (download it here), and is also one of Discover Magazine's Top 100 Stories of 2014!.
Watch Lewis Black's response to our unnatural base pair (at ~1:30)
RQx teams up with Genetech
A semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet
Las Vegas in pictures
Images from our 2014 Vegas trip and many others
Open immediately as of January 2015 for a highly motivated postdoctoral or graduate student researcher with expertise in microbiology. Click for more info.