Adam M. Feist

Project Scientist

July 2010 – present


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Research Focuses and Skills:

  • Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) - Supervises and leads the design, development, and implementation of over $1M of automated equipment for ALE studies, and a bioinformatics-driven mutational database
  • Constraint-based Modeling and Reconstruction (COBRA): Major contributor to the field through model building, algorithm development, applied studies, and experimental validation
  • Runs day-to-day operations of the Systems Biology Research Group including managing budgets and wet lab
  • Serves as Research Advisor and Thesis Committee Member for numerous graduate students in the department of Bioengineering, as well as mentoring Post-docs and Undergraduate students

Grants and Awards

  • PI - Agency: Novo Nordisk Foundation - Focus: Automated Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) technology development
  • Co-PI - Agency: Novo Nordisk Foundation - Focus: Network Reconstruction and in silico Biology
  • Co-I - Agency: NIH - Focus: Systems biology targeting of antimicrobial resistance


Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering University of California - San Diego, December 2008

Master of Science in Bioengineering University of California - San Diego, December 2005

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering University of Nebraska - Lincoln, May 2003, Honors Program Graduate

Previous Research Experience

GT Life Sciences, Inc., San Diego, CA (2009 - 2010)

Biological Process Development Facility / UNL - Protein Purification Laboratory (2002 - 2003)

Goodyear Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska - Co-Op Participant (2001 - 2002)

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) / Colorado State University (Summer 2001)

Contact Information

Email Address:

Phone: (858) 534-9592

Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0412, La Jolla, CA 92093-0412



417 Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall

9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093-0412

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In Silico Lab:  858-822-1144

Wet Lab:  858-246-1625

FAX:   858-822-3120

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