Jonathan Silberg

Prof. Silberg obtained Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry at the University of California Irvine, and a PhD in Biology at the University of California Irvine. He continued his postdoctoral research in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Joff joined the Department of Biosciences at Rice University as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and is now the Stewart Memorial Professor of Biochemistry with joint appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. His research focuses on applying synthetic biology across the cell/material interface with the goals of understanding the effects of environmental matrices (soils and sediments) on microbial behaviors and creating microbes that communicate electrically with devices (bioelectronics).