Noam Prywes

Post-doctoral Fellow - Weizmann Institute
Noam Prywes

Noam Prywes

Post-doctoral Fellow - Weizmann Institute

Biography

Noam Prywes is a post-doctoral fellow working at the Weizmann Institute in the laboratory of Dr. Ron Milo studying carbon fixation using the model bacteria E. coli. His work involves expressing different variants of RuBisCO in a consistent chassis in order to compare them head to head. This work aims to discover potentially useful variants of RuBisCO, setting the stage for molecular evolution. Ultimately, improved RuBisCO variants will have exciting applications in both biofuel production and agriculture. Prywes completed his B.A. in the laboratory of Dr. Ruben Gonzalez at Columbia University where he worked on single-molecule studies of the E. coli ribosome. He then did his doctoral work at Harvard University in the laboratory of Dr. Jack Szostak where he studied non-enzymatic replication of RNA as a model for genetic information transfer before the start of life on earth. Since then Prywes has moved to the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel where he has been awarded a Dean’s Fellowship and the Koshland Prize.