James Round

James Round


Oleaginous bacteria have considerable potential for the sustainable production of lipid-based chemicals. James’ research characterized and exploited lipid biosynthesis enzymes to create a biocatalyst. The work provides insight into bacterial lipid biosynthesis and facilitates the development of processes to sustainably produce oleochemicals.


  • Synthetic biology
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Green chemistry


  • PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, 2018

    University of British Columbia

  • BSc, Honours, Biochemistry, 2011

    University of Victoria