Peralta-Yahya Research Group

We are interested in discovering, advancing, and applying principles from biochemistry and chemical engineering to address challenges in chemical bioproduction and chemical detection. Within the chemical bioproduction space, we focus on programing biological systems to efficiently convert renewable feedstocks into value-added chemicals. Within the chemical detection space, we specialize in engineering G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR)-based sensors, in particular olfactory receptors, for biomedical and biotechnology applications.

Latest Publications

Latest News

Janury 2024

  • Haden wins a President’s Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations!

November 2023

  • Prarthana wins a BioInformatics GRA fellowship. Congratulations!
  • Sara joins the group as a 1st year Chemistry student. Welcome!

September 2023

  • Prarthana joins the group as a 1st year BioInformatics student. Welcome!
  • Ryan joins the group as a 1st year Chemistry student. Welcome!

August 2023

  • Paola is awarded a GAANN fellowships in Biochemistry and Biophysics. Congratulations!
  • Akshita wins a BioInformatics GRA fellowship. Congratulations!
  • Dr. Peralta-Yahya presents at the ACS Fall 2023 Annual Meeting

July 2023