Lon Chubiz


Assistant Professor

Office: R340 Research Building.


B.Ch.E., Chemical Engineering, 2004, Minor: Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

M.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2008, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2010, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Post-doctoral fellow, 2010-2014, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Selected Publications

1. Chubiz, L.M., Purswani, J., Carroll, S.M. and Marx, C.J., “A novel pair of inducible expression vectors for use in Methylobacterium extorquens”, BMC Research Notes, 6(186) (2013)

2. Chubiz, L.M., Lee, M.C., Delaney, N.F. and Marx, C.J., “FREQ-Seq: a rapid, cost-effective, sequencingbased method to determine allele frequencies directly from mixed populations”. PLoS One, 7(10)(2012)

Faculty of 1000 recommended by Drs. Andreas Wagner and Kathleen Sprouffske

3. Chubiz, L.M.,, Glekas, G.D. and Rao, C.V., “Transcriptional cross talk within the mar-sox-rob regulon in Escherichia coli is limited to the rob and marRAB operons”, Journal of Bacteriology, 194(18):4867-4875 (2012)

4. Chubiz, L.M. and Rao, C.V., “Role of the mar-sox-rob regulon in regulating outer membrane porin

expression”, Journal of Bacteriology, 193(9): 2252-2260 (2011)

5. Chubiz, L.M. and Rao, C.V., “Aromatic acid metabolites of Escherichia coli K-12 can induce the marRAB operon”, Journal of Bacteriology, 192(18): 4786-4789 (2010)

6. Min, T.L., Mears, P.J., Chubiz, L.M., Rao, C.V., Golding, I. and Chemla, Y.R., “High-resolution, longterm characterization of bacterial motility using optical tweezers”, Nature Methods, 6(11): 831-835(2009)

7. Chubiz, L.M. and Rao, C.V., “Computational design of orthogonal ribosomes”, Nucleic Acids Research, 36(12): 4038-4036 (2008)