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Scott Scholz

Postdoctoral Researcher


B.S. University of Oregon 2010 Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry
Ph.D. University of Michigan 2018 Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, Advisors Xiaoxia Nina Lin and Peter Freddolino

Research Interests

I am interested in the evolution of genome structure and how cellular organization in bacteria affects gene expression. Using high-throughput approaches, we are generating high-resolution maps of the bacterial gene expression landscape from a standardized reporter. I am also interested in developing tools for microbial production systems and devices using evolved components inside and outside of living cells.

Recent Publications

Scholz, S. A., Diao R., Wolfe M. B., Fivenson, E. M. Lin, X. N., Freddolino, P. L., High-Resolution Mapping of the Escherichia coli Chromosome Reveals Positions of High and Low Transcription, Cell Systems 2019
Scholz, S. A., Graves, I., Minty, J. J., & Lin, X. N. Production of cellulosic organic acids via synthetic fungal consortia. Biotechnology and bioengineering 2017

Minty JJ, Singer ME, Scholz SA, Bae CH, Ahn JH, Foster CE, Liao JC, Lin XN. Design and characterization of synthetic fungal-bacterial consortia for direct production of isobutanol from cellulosic biomass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013
Professional History

    May 2018 to Present
        Postdoctoral researcher, Freddolino Lab, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan

    2012 to 2018
        Graduate Research Assistant, Lin Lab, Chemical Engineering Department & Freddolino Lab, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan

Rackham Graduate Student Candidate Research Grant – University of Michigan 2016