Chatterjee worked as principal investigator at Farasis Energy, focusing on engineering microbes to produce more environmentally friendly fuel from biomass feedstocks. She remains fascinated by the energy of microbes, especially their capacity to generate potentially useful chemicals and the tools and technologies that can be applied to harness them for industry. Currently she works with Genetic Chemistry, a Palo Alto-based company that develops chemical compounds from microbes for pharmaceutical and other industries. Chatterjee is engineering and evolving microbial pathways in yeast to produce antimicrobial chemicals that could be used in drug development and other applications.
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