Sriram, Ganesh

Ganesh Sriram

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Phone: 
301-405-1261

Statement of energy interests and expertise: 

Dr. Ganesh Sriram is Keystone Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Affiliate Faculty Member in the Bioengineering and Plant Biology graduate programs at University of Maryland. He obtained his Ph.D. from Iowa State University and did postdoctoral training at UCLA. His research interests are metabolic engineering and systems biology. Briefly, this involves investigating metabolic and regulatory networks in cells using these analyses to draw insights toward engineering the cells for beneficial purposes including biofuel production. Experimental and computational network analysis methods used in the Sriram lab include isotope labeling, two-dimensional (2-D) NMR, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), DNA microarray analysis, quantitative RT-PCR (qPCR), isotopomer network modeling and genome-scale metabolic modeling. See lab website for more information. Energy research projects based on these methodologies are listed below.

 
Energy research projects:
 
1. Understanding metabolic networks in algae and engineering them for biofuel 
production
 
2. Quantifying nitrogen cycling in the biofuel feedstock tree poplar  Baltimore Sun article