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Researcher: Philip Romero

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Areas of Expertise
  • Cellular regulation
  • Molecular genetics
  • Protein structure
  • Hormone action
  • Cell biology
  • Design principles of proteins and how they can be applied to engineer new molecular functions
  • Data-driven protein engineering
  • Microfluidic technologies for high-throughput biochemistry
Web Site Philip Romero's Department of Biochemistry Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,334,544 - Cellulase compositions having improved thermostability and synergy, issued May 2016.
  • 9,334,517 - Endoglucanase having enhanced thermostability and activity, issued May 2016.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20110135575 - Metalloprotein mri contrast agents and related methods, published June 2011.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Dissecting enzyme function with microfluidic-based deep mutational scanning. Romero PA, Tran TM, Abate AR. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 9;112(23):7159-64. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1422285112.

  • Directed evolution of protein-based neurotransmitter sensors for mri. Romero PA, Shapiro MG, Arnold FH, Jasanoff A. Methods Mol Biol. 2013;995:193-205. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-345-9_14.

  • Efficient sampling of schema chimera families to identify useful sequence elements. Heinzelman P,┬áRomero PA, Arnold FH. Methods Enzymol. 2013;523:351-68. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394292-0.00016-3.

  • Chimeragenesis of distantly-related proteins by noncontiguous recombination. Smith MA,┬áRomero PA, Wu T, Brustad EM, Arnold FH. Protein Sci. 2013 Feb;22(2):231-8. doi: 10.1002/pro.2202.

View Philip Romero's publications at PubMed.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
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Current University UW–Madison
Department Biochemistry
Title Assistant Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 3204B DeLuca Biochemistry Laboratories
Address Line 2 433 Babcock Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S.E., Tulane University
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Other Degrees Postdoc, University of California, San Francisco
Technologies Available for Licensing