Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2014 (Chemistry)
B.S. Florida International University, 2008 (Chemistry)


Research Projects



  • Yohei Tashiro, Gabriel M Rodriguez, and Shota Atsumi. 2-Keto acids based biosynthesis pathways for renewable fuels and chemicals. Journal of Industrial Microbiology. (2014)

  • Gabriel M Rodriguez and Shota Atsumi. Toward Aldehyde and Alkane Production by Removing Aldehyde Reductase Activity in Escherichia coli. Metabolic Engineering. (2014)

  • Gabriel M Rodriguez, Yohei Tashiro, and Shota Atsumi. Expanding Ester Biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. Nature Chemical Biology. (2014)

  • C. Rabinovitch-Deere,J. W. K. Oliver, G. M. Rodriguez, and S. Atsumi. Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering Approaches to Produce Biofuels. Chemical Reviews. 113 (7): 461- 4632. (2013)

  • Gabriel M Rodriguez and Shota Atsumi. Isobutyraldehyde production from Escherichia coli by removing aldehyde reductase activity. Microbial Cell Factories. (2012)

  • Gabriel M Rodriguez and Shota Atsumi. Synthetic biology approaches to produce C3-C5 alcohols from microorganisms. Current Chemical Biology 6: 32-41. (2012)
  • Awards & Honors

  • “Best Oral Presentation” ($5000 grand prize) at the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student (IGPS) Symposium, UC Davis. April 2013

  • Fellow, NIH Biotechnology Training Grant (T32 GM008799) UC Davis 2012-2013

  • Sloan Fellowship 2010-2014

  • Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry South Florida ACS 2008

  • Outstanding BS Chemistry Student Department of Chemistry, FIU 2008

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement FIU College of Arts and Sciences 2008

  • Florida Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS) 2004-2008

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship 2004-2008

  • Presidential Scholarship, Florida International University 2004-2008

  • (SEAGEP) South East Alliance for Graduate Education & the Professoriate Scholarship 2007

  • Eagle Scout 2004