Bradley C. Bundy

Dr. Brad Bundy joined the BYU faculty in 2009 after completing his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees at Stanford University and B.S. at BYU (Summa Cum Laude) all in Chemical Engineering. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and DARPA Young Faculty Award. His current research is focused in cell-free synthetic biology with five specific thrusts:

(1)Building Better Biocatalysts by developing technology for the rapid site-specific incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins for orientation-controlled covalent biocatalyst immobilization;

(2)Rewriting the Genetic Code by developing technology to directly control and manipulate the tRNA content for the;

(3)Vaccine Development by engineering and reengineering viruses and virus-like particles.

(4)Cancer Biotheraputic Optimization for decreased costs and side-effects through improved pharmacokinetics.

(5)Streamlining Cell-free Synthetic Biology by developing more cost-effective and transferable techniques and technologies to make cell-free technology accessible to more scientists and researchers.
Dr. Bundy is committed to excellence in education and was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in Chemical Engineering in 2010, 2012, and 2013. He loves BYU and especially the interactions with BYU Chemical Engineering Students. Dr. Bundy has worked with BYU students to develop hands-on teaching demonstrations of heat/mass transfer and biochemical engineering which have been presented to 3,000+ K-12 students at BYU’s Engineering Week Fair. He is also the founding advisor of the BYU Chapter of the Society of Biological Engineers which develops “Engineering Adventures” for K-12 students currently being used by elementary schools. Dr. Bundy’s lab is focused on helping undergraduates and graduate students achieve their research and career goals.

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