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Caroline Ajo-Franklin

Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar


Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Ph.D., is a Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar in the Center for Health and Biosciences. She is also a professor of biosciences at Rice University and a CPRIT scholar in cancer research. Her research uses biophysics and synthetic biology to engineer and explore the nanoscale interface between living microbes and inorganic materials. She is particularly interested in the basic mechanisms underlying charge transfer and assembly of materials at this living/non-living interface. Her research has applications in carbon capture and sequestration, bio-solar energy generation and the hierarchical assembly of nanostructures. She holds a B.S. in chemistry from Emory University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University.

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