Michael D. Lynch

Michael D Lynch

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry
  • Faculty Fellow in The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

Education

  • M.D. University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2007
  • Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005

Research Interests

Dr. Lynch's research focuses on genetically engineering microbes to shut off their growth circuits and turn on new pathways to produce different compounds. By focusing their energy, he seeks to improve production of biofuels, pharmacological molecules and industrial chemicals.

Courses Taught

  • BME 244L9: Quantitative Physiology with Biostatistical Applications
  • BME 244L: Quantitative Physiology with Biostatistical Applications
  • BME 490L: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering Design (DR)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 590: Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
  • CEE 492: Projects in Civil Engineering
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Lynch, MD, Into new territory: improved microbial synthesis through engineering of the essential metabolic network., Current Opinion in Biotechnology, vol 38 (2016), pp. 106-111 [abs].
  • Lynch, MD, A rational microbial design perspective in the design build test era, Metabolic Engineering X (2014), pp. 505-528 [abs].
  • Boyle, NR; Reynolds, TS; Evans, R; Lynch, M; Gill, RT, Recombineering to homogeneity: extension of multiplex recombineering to large-scale genome editing, Biotechnology Journal, vol 8 no. 5 (2013), pp. 515-522 [10.1002/biot.201200237] [abs].
  • Garst, A; Lynch, M; Evans, R; Gill, RT, Strategies for the multiplex mapping of genes to traits, Microbial Cell Factories, vol 12 no. 1 (2013), pp. 99-99 [10.1186/1475-2859-12-99] [abs].
  • Lipscomb, TW; Lipscomb, ML; Gill, RT; Lynch, MD, Metabolic Engineering of Recombinant E. coli for the Production of 3-Hydroxypropionate (2012), pp. 185-120 [10.1002/9781118433034.ch7] [abs].