Scott McIsaac, Ph.D.Scott McIsaac, Ph.D. Principal Investigator

Research Focus

Organisms rely on complex and interconnected regulatory networks to adapt to environmental cues and thrive. My lab combines genomics, computational modeling, and protein engineering to identify the structure and functional connectivity of these networks and learn how they are maintained during the aging process.

I completed two postdoctoral fellowships, one in industry (at Amyris, Inc.) and one in academia (with Frances Arnold at Caltech). At Amyris, I worked in the Automated Strain Engineering group and developed a passion for high-throughput molecular biology. At Caltech, I used directed evolution to make brighter genetically encoded voltage indicators.


Honors & Awards