Jason Boock, Ph.D.

Jason Boock

Assistant Professor

66 B Engineering Building
513-529-0520
boockj@MiamiOH.edu

Research interests

  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Protein Engineering
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Bioprocess Engineering

Degrees

  • D. - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University – 2015
  • S.E. - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University – 2008
  • S. – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University – 2007

Experience

  • Assistant Professor – Miami University – 2018 – present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 2014 – 2018

Research projects

  • Developing genetic tools for diverse microbes
  • Enzyme discovery and characterization
  • Bioenergy and bioremediation applications

Selected Publications

  • Boock JT*, Freedman AJE*, Tompsett GA, Timko MT, Thompson JR, Prather KLJ. (2019) "Engineered microbial biofuel production and recovery under supercritical carbon dioxide." *Equal contribution
  • Boock JT, Gupta A, and Prather KLJ. (2015) "Screens and modular design for metabolic pathway optimization." Opin. in Biotech. Volume 36, 189-98.
  • Boock JT, King BC, Taw, MN Conrado RJ, Siu K, Stark J, Walker LP, Gibson DM, and DeLisa MP. (2015) "Repurposing a bacterial quality control mechanism to enhance enzyme production in living cells". J. Mol. Biol. Volume 427, 1451-63. Supervised undergraduate co-authors
  • Haitjema CH, Boock JT, Natarajan A, Dominguez MA, Gardner JG, Keating DH, Withers ST and DeLisa MP. "Universal genetic assay for engineering extracellular protein expression." ACS Synth Biol. (2014) 3(2). pg 74–82.
  • Conrado RJ, Wu GC, Boock JT, Xu H, Chen SY, Lebar T, Turnšek J, Tomšič N, Avbelj M, Gaber R, Koprivnjak T, Mori J, Glavnik V, Vovk I, Benčina M, Hodnik V, Anderluh G, Dueber JE, Jerala R and DeLisa MP. "DNA-guided assembly of biosynthetic pathways promotes improved catalytic efficiency." Nucleic Acids Res. (2012) 40(4). pg 1879-1889.

Patents

  • "Microbial system for biosynthesis of natural and engineered products coupled to in situ extraction in supercritical CO2". (2016). U.S. Provisional Application No.: 62/423,187.

Awards

  • Austin Hooey Award, Cornell University – 2014
  • Cornell Chemical Engineering Teaching Assistant of the Year – 2012
  • NSF GK12 Fellowship - 2012 - 2013
  • American Institute for Chemical Engineers Maryland Sectional Scholarship – 2006
  • Metabolic Engineering Summit Poster Award - 2017
  • Gordon Research Conference Honorable Mention Poster Award - 2017
  • Cornell Chemical Engineering Symposium Best Presentation - 2011
  • Johns Hopkins Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Research Award - 2007
  • Johns Hopkins Provost Undergraduate Research Award - 2006
  • Johns Hopkins Chemical Engineering Best Poster – 2006
  • Tau Beta Pi – 2006