The Crook Lab

Lab:

North Carolina State University | 840 Main Campus Drive | Partners II, Room 2109 | Raleigh, NC | 27606

Phone: (919)515-8395

Office:

911 Partners Way
Engineering Building I, Rm 2026
Raleigh, NC 27606

phone: (919) 513-2429
fax: (919) 515-3465

Jul 10th, 2019

Welcome to GEAR Program Student Shuang Wu. 

Jun 26th, 2019

We hosted TRIO Upward Bound students to participate in lab activities. Students learned about synthetic biology and had fun making art plates and minipreping plasmids. See pictures in Gallery

Jun 6th, 2019

Justin's Review "Barriers to genome editing with CRISPR in bacteria" is out in J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. Congratulations Justin

Mar 26th, 2019

Dr. Crook's Paper "Adaptive Strategies of the Candidate Probiotic E. coli Nissle in the Mammalian Gut" is out in Cell Host & Microbe

Highlights: 

  • Probiotics evolve inside mice, a path that could affect humans, too. STAT

  • Probiotic bacteria evolve inside mice's GI tracts. Phys.org

  • Probiotic bacteria evolve in the gut microbiome. ASM Microbial Minutes

  • Can the Microbiome Deliver? A Proof-of-Concept Engineered E. coli PKU Therapeutic CellPress

Feb 25th, 2019

Deniz won College of Engineering Travel Fund to attend Keystone Symposia. Microbiome: Chemical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences (C3). Congratulations Deniz!

Dec 12th, 2018

Justin won 2nd place Poster Award in the 2nd International Conference on CRISPR Technologies. Congratulations Justin!

Dec 6th, 2018

Welcome to John Van Schaik (first year grad students) 

Oct 8th, 2018

Welcome to Daniel Haller (CBE undergraduates) 

Aug 21th, 2018

Welcome to Daniel Bun and Caroline Moody (CBE undergraduates) 

May 15th, 2018

Ibrahim has been awarded The National Postgraduate​ Fellowship from Oman. 

Mar 24th, 2018

Dr. Crook and his talented microbiome engineers/scientists had fun at the NC State ChE recruiting weekend.  

Jan 15th, 2018

Nick Dasburg (undergraduate studying Biological Sciences) joined the team.

 

Jan 8th, 2018

Deniz Durmusoglu, Ibrahim Al’Abri (first year grad students) and Scott Collins and Justin Vento (second year grad students both co-advised by Dr. Chase Beisel) joined the Crook lab. 

Dec 6th, 2017

Dr. Crook was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Dream Chemistry Award! Dr. Crook’s project "Expanding Human Metabolism by Engineering Our Commensal Microbes" was selected from among 35 other outstanding applications. The competition was held in Prague, Czech Republic by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (IChF-PAN) and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague). It was amazing to meet and compete with some extremely talented and forward-thinking chemists from around the globe, and to hear more about the stimulating and productive research environment at IOCB Prague.  If you are ever in the area, you should check it out!  Some pictures of the event are below:

Aug 23th, 2019

Welcome to CBE Student Laura Merkel. 

Nov 18th, 2019

Welcome to CBE Student Aarati Bothe.