Rani Brooks

Biochemistry Lead

Rani is Zymtronix Biochemistry Lead, focusing on the development of novel immobilized biocatalyst systems and their optimization, scaling-up immobilized enzyme output, and microbiology. He earned a BSc in Biological Sciences with a Microbiology concentration from Cornell University, where he researched the expression and purification of putative soybean UDP-galactose:myo-inositol galactosyltransferase for D-chiro-inositol biosynthesis. His prior work at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)  investigated the efficacy of oxime treatments for organophosphate scavenging for reactivation of acetyl- and butyryl-cholinesterases exposed to soman and VX nerve agents. Rani's research interests are in biologics, synthetic biology, and phage therapy against anti-microbial resistance. 

Favourite Enzyme: Laccase
My favorite enzyme is laccase, because it has a diverse skill set like me. I also like that it bears four blue coppers; pretty metal.

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