Shannon Nangle

Shannon Nangle

Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School

Shannon Nangle is a postdoctoral fellow in Pam Silver’s lab at Harvard. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in the Zheng lab and studied structure biology. Her work at Harvard focuses on genetic engineering of a lithoautotroph. She manipulates the metabolic pathways through genetic engineering to produce bioplastics, biofuels, feedstocks for heterotrophic microbes, and fertilizers; from CO2 and H2. Her prime directive is to use synthetic biology to address the challenges of ISRU to promote a permanent human presence beyond Earth.