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David A.C. Beck
Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering (Primary department)
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
David Beck is Director of Research for Life Sciences with the eScience Institute, the UW’s nexus for Data Science and Research Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering. He received his BS in Computer Science from Drexel University in 2000 and Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Biomolecular Structure & Design from Medicinal Chemistry in 2006. He did a post-doc in the Bioengineering department, also at UW, and joined the eScience Institute in 2009 and Chemical Engineering in 2011. The Beck Research Lab works on a variety of science problems at the intersection of Data Science, biology and chemistry with applications in energy, health and the environment.
- Systems biology of microbes and microbial consortia relevant to energy, the environment and health. *omics and meta*omics for understanding and engineering microbes and microbial communities.
*omics and meta*omics; Bioinformatics; Data Science; Software Engineering
PhD, Biomolecular St & Des, Medical Chem, University of Washington, 2006
Gut microbiome and health as related to obesity, IBD / cancer
Microbial bioremediation of wastewater and industrial waste
Microbial ecology of methane consuming and producing populations in the environment
Machine learning and generative algorithms for the creation of biologically friendly functionalized molecules