The Wilson Research Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, seeks to engineer novel, non-natural biological systems of bespoke function for high impact applications — while advancing our fundamental knowledge of protein and genetic structure-function relationships. The Wilson lab leverages a unique blend of iterative protein engineering and genetic engineering to design novel synthetic biological systems (i.e., biomolecular systems engineering). Our current focus is in the area of engineering cooperative systems of functional proteins and cognate genetic elements. To accomplish our goals, we employ workflows that involve rational protein design, synthetic biology, computational modeling, and laboratory evolution. These studies represent the most rigorous test of our understanding of structure-function and phylogenetic relationships; in addition to, promoting the development of novel biological tools that will benefit society.
Corey J. Wilson is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, he was an associate professor at Yale University in the Department of Chemical Engineering with a complimentary appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The overarching theme of the Wilson Lab’s research is biomolecular engineering which involves iterative genetic and protein engineering. This effort involves the convergence of chemical engineering, biological engineering, and electrical engineering principles. Current interests focus on designing, building, and testing intelligent biological systems that are applied toward the development of next-generation biosecurity, living therapeutics, and advanced biomanufacturing.
2023Congrats Dowan Kim! Awarded the Arch McNeill Fellowship.
2023Congrats Brian Huang! Suddath Award - Second Place.
2023Congrats Dr. James Davey! Assistant Professorship at Dalhousie University .
2022Prof. Wilson – AWARDED prestigious endowed Professorship.
2022Prof. Wilson – PROMOTED to full Professor
2022Congrats Brian Huang! New Publication: Transcriptional programming in a Bacteroides consortium – Nature Communications.
2022Congrats Valerie Kay! Herbert P. Haley Fellowship, Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant.
2022Congrats Brian Huang! Outstanding PhD Proposal, and R.E.B. Foundation Fellowship.
2022Congrats Ana de Pereda! RISE Fellowship.
2021Prof. Wilson Elected - American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE): citation “For his seminal work in developing the field of Biomolecular Systems Engineering, Intelligent Microorganisms, and promoting diversity in STEM.