JAMES M. CLOMBURG

Dr. James Clomburg is a Research Scientist in the Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida and a Principal Investigator in the laboratory for Metabolic Engineering and Biomanufacturing. His research focuses on understanding and engineering of metabolic pathways for the utilization of abundant and sustainable feedstocks as well as the development and optimization of biological platforms for the production of organic molecules with applications in fuel, chemical, and pharmaceutical production.
He has lead various research projects in these areas combining broad-based knowledge of metabolic pathways, biochemical reactions, and microbial metabolism to design and optimize biological platforms for the conversion of various carbon sources to novel compounds through the implementation of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology approaches. Dr. Clomburg has co-authored nineteen articles in leading scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Metabolic Engineering, and ACS Synthetic Biology and is an inventor in over fifteen patents or patent applications.
He received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Experience

  • 2018 to present – Research Scientist, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida

  • 2014 to 2018 – Research Scientist, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University 

  • 2012 to 2014 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University

Education

  • 2012 – Rice University, PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • 2006 – University of Texas, BS in Chemical Engineering 

CONTACT INFORMATION

James Clomburg

Research Scientist

Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

University of South Florida 

ENB 376 | 4202 E Fowler Ave | Tampa, FL 33620

(813)-974-4563

Gonzalez Research Group| Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering | University of South Florida

 ENB 118 | 4202 E Fowler Ave | Tampa,FL 33620

Phone: (813)-974-1223 | Email: ramongonzalez@usf.edu