Kristala Jones Prather
Published August 17, 2015
Updated April 10, 2021

Kristala L. Jones Prather is Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the design and assembly of recombinant microorganisms for the production of small molecules, with additional efforts in novel bioprocess design approaches.

Prather joined the faculty of MIT after four years in bioprocess research and development, working on projects in the areas of biocatalysis for small molecule transformations, high-yield production of plasmids as DNA vaccines, and mammalian cell line development for production of therapeutic proteins.

Expertise: Metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, biochemical engineering

Location: Cambridge, Mass.


Phone: (617) 253-1950

Heard on Lecture on Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

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