Deirdre Meldrum

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Director, Center for Biosignatures Discover Automation, Biodesign Institute
  • Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University
School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
PO Box 876501
Tempe, AZ 85287-6501
USA
480-727-9397
Email: deirdre.meldrum@asu.edu

Biography

Deirdre Meldrum, Senior Scientist for Arizona State University, is also director of the Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. In addition, Meldrum directs a National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence in Genomic Science. Her research interests include genome automation, microscale systems for biological applications, ecogenomics, robotics and control systems.

Professor Meldrum served as Dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering from 2007 to 2010. Before joining ASU in 2007, Meldrum had been on the faculty of the University of Washington in Seattle since 1992, where she founded and directed UW's Genomation Laboratory. She is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, which advises the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Expertise

automation in life sciences; automation; microtechnology; nanotechnology; microscale systems; lab-on-achip; single cell; genomics; robotics; control systems; biotechnology

Education

    Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1993

    M.S., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985

    B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1983

Journal Articles

2013

Wang, D., S. Pugh, D. R. Nielsen, W. Zhang and D. R. Meldrum. 2013. Engineering cyanobacteria for photosynthetic production of 3-hydroxybutyrate directly from CO2. Metabolic Engineering 16:68-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2013.01.001. (link)