Serina L. Robinson, Ph.D.
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Dr. Serina L. Robinson is an ETH Zürich postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Dr. Jörn Piel and will start her independent career as a tenure track group leader at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in September 2021. She obtained her Ph.D. in microbiology and M.Sc. in bioinformatics and computational biology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. (advisor: Larry Wackett), where she applied machine learning and genome mining techniques to investigate β-lactone synthetases, a newly discovered family of enzymes involved in natural product biosynthesis. Her current research focuses on the discovery and characterization of new biosynthetic enzymes from marine, freshwater, and wastewater metagenomes.