Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Faculty Investigator, IRG 1

Dr. Keith Keitz is a Texas ChE assistant professor and alumnus of the department (B.S. ’07). His research focuses on the interface of synthetic chemistry and synthetic biology with the aim of using synthetic constructs to control biological processes involved in neurodegeneration, gene regulation and biological materials synthesis.

Prior to joining Texas ChE, Keitz was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UT Austin and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where he received the Herbert Newby McCoy Award for best dissertation thesis.