Chemical and Biological Engineering
Joshua Chan is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and a faculty member in the CSU Microbiome Network. His research focuses on modeling and engineering microbiomes. In the post-genomics era, the availability of genome sequences and multi-omics data presents a unique opportunity to construct systems biological models to understand and predict microbiomes in terms of their evolution, stability and biochemical functions under various physiochemical environments. Ultimately, natural and synthetic microbiomes can be manipulated and constructed for addressing global challenges including food security, climate change, human diseases and sustainable chemical productions. Chan obtained his B.S. in mathematics and physics at the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Philosophy in Computational Systems Biology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2015 under the supervision of Peter Ruhdal Jensen at the Technical University of Denmark. Prior to joining CSU, Chan was a postdoctoral research scholar in Costas Maranas’ group at Pennsylvania State University.