Kristala Jones Prather is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of the Prather Research Group at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The lab investigates the design and assembly of microorganisms and microbial systems. Prather is seen here looking at Petri dishes filled with yeast cells. The yeast cells are part of Prather Research Group post-docu Shawn Finney-Manchester's work trying to increase productivity of yeast cultures as they look at glucaric acid in the cells.
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