Kate Adamala is a biochemist working on building synthetic cells.
Kate is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota. Her lab combines top-down and bottom-up approaches to synthetic biology to build synthetic minimal cells. Synthetic cells help us studying basic properties of life, understand the origin of life on Earth and give guidance looking for life elsewhere in the Universe. We are building models for studying diseases, for creating novel therapies and making custom biofactories.