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The Curtiss Lab

The Curtiss lab is involved in two major lines of research: vaccine development to prevent a range of human and animal diseases, and biofuel development using photosynthetic bacteria to provide a renewable and carbon neutral source of energy. Both lines of research use our extensive expertise in genetic design and modification of bacteria to solve global problems facing humanity.

Our lab is located in ASU’s Biodesign Institute, a  350,000 square-foot award-winning, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building representing the State of Arizona’s largest research infrastructure investment in bioscience-related research. The mission of the Biodesign Institute is to develop “bio-inspired” solutions from natural systems and translate these into commercially viable products.


Our lab is part of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology and the Center for Microbial Genetic Engineering.



Group Photos

Before 2003