Zach Armstrong

The Hallam Lab

Investigating microbial communities…
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Zach Armstrong


PhD Student

e-mail: zach_armstrong@hotmail.com
office phone: 604-827-4216

Research Interests:
  • Functional Metagenomics
  • High-throughput Screening
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Directed Evolution

My research focuses on the functional screening of metagenomic libraries for enzymes that affect
lignocellulose transformations. By studying the enzymes revealed by these screens I hope to gain further
insight into carbon cycling in specific environments and to unearth enzymes that can act as effective
biocatalysts in industrially relevant methods.

Education:
2005-2009 - B.Sc. Combined Honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of British Columbia

Publications:
See my Google Scholar page.