Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology

Bakshi Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

We are actively engaged in the analysis (systems microbiology) and engineering (synthetic microbiology) of microbial systems for developing a comprehensive understanding of the processes underlying the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbes, and for engineering modified microbes (bacteria and viruses) to tackle resistant infections. 

Our primary tools are molecular biology, single-cell microfluidics, time-lapse microscopy, and machine learning. We leverage these tools synergistically to investigate the following questions: