Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Dr. Christie Peebles earned her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2002 and received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University in 2008.
While at Rice, Dr. Peebles worked on the metabolic engineering of the Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) to increase production of two important anti-cancer drugs, vinblastine and vincristine.
Following her time at Rice, she spent a year of postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on biofuels production in E. coli and learning about library design and screening for tolerance phenotypes.
Dr. Peebles joined the faculty of the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at CSU in the Fall of 2009 as an assistant professor. She is also a faculty member in the Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology since 2010 and in the School of Biomedical Engineering since 2011.