Adam Feist

Adam Feist

Research Scientist, University of California, San Diego
Group Leader, Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark

Adam Feist is a Principle Investigator as a Research Scientist at UCSD and a Group Leader at the Center for Biosustainability at the DTU.  He received a PhD in Bioengineering from UCSD in 2008 and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UNL in 2003. 

His research expertise is in the technologies of adaptive laboratory evolution and constraint-based reconstruction and modeling and has focused his current research towards the fields of metabolic engineering, antimicrobial resistance, and discovery of unknown genetic content in microorganisms. Adam has co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications in these fields and has served as a research advisor for numerous PhD students and Post-docs.

Adam has received several awards, such as the Jacobs School of Engineering Woolley Award and Fellowship for Leadership in 2008 and the Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering in 2018. Adam also has 2 years of experience in industry working at a start-up company focused on commercializing constraint-based modeling in the field of human health.