Arpita Bose

    Lab leader
    Department of Biology, Washington University

    Dr Arpita Bose studies the mechanisms that microbes use to survive, and how they can be exploited to address issues related to energy production, pollution, and sustainability

    After completing her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana, she worked as a research associate at institutions including MIT and Harvard University, before founding her own lab at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2015. In her world-leading research, Dr Bose aims to engineer microbial systems for the sustainable production biochemicals and bioenergy, and to tackle issues including climate change.

    She also aims to learn more about how microbial phenomena shape our planet, and possibly others.