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Irene Brockman Reizman

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Irene Reizman’s areas of expertise include biochemical engineering and biotechnology. Her research focuses on developing improved microbial strains for renewable chemical production, and she’s currently leading a student research project investigating the use of biosensors for industrial fermentation. Dr. Reizman completed a project in Germany as part of the Green Talents program and also previously worked for LS9, Whirlpool, and SCHOTT AG. 

Teaching Interests

  • Chemical process and product design
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biotechnology

Research Experiences

  • Metabolic engineering of microorganisms for renewable chemical production
  • Bioprocess development
  • Synthetic biology

Publications & Presentations

  • Reizman, I. M. B., Stenger, A. R., Reisch, C. R., Gupta, A., Connors, N. C., and Prather, K. L. J., “Improvement of Glucaric Acid Production in E. coli via Dynamic Control of Metabolic Fluxes,” Metabolic Engineering Communications, 2, 109-116, 2015
  • Brockman, I. M. and Prather, K. L. J., “Dynamic Knockdown of E. coli Central Metabolism for Redirecting Glucose-6-Phosphate Fluxes,” Metabolic Engineering, 28, 104-113, 2015
  • Brockman, I. M., and Prather, K. L. J., “Dynamic Metabolic Engineering: New Strategies for Developing Responsive Cell Factories,” Biotechnology Journal, 10(9), 1,360-1,369, 2015
  • Brockman, I. M. and Prather, K. L. J., “Dynamic Knockdown of E. coli Central Metabolism for Redirecting Glucose-6-Phosphate Fluxes,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Shiue, E., Brockman, I. M., and Prather, K. L. J., “Improving Product Yields on D-Glucose in Escherichia Coli via Knockout of pgi and zwf and Feeding of Supplemental Carbon Sources,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112(3), 379-587, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • German Ministry of Research and Education ͞"Green Talents͟" Award for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, 2014
  • Biotechnology Traineeship, National Institutes of Health, 2011-2014

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • BSE, University of Michigan, 2008