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Basil Nikolau

Dr. Basil J Nikolau

  • Director, Center for Metabolic Biology
  • Frances M Craig Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB)
  • Director, W.M. Keck Metabolomic Research Laboratory
  • Deputy Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC)
Dr. Nikolau is the Frances M. Craig Professor of Biochemistry at Iowa State University where he has taught and conducted research since 1988. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Massey University, New Zealand, in 1982, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Utah before joining the faculty of Iowa State University. Dr. Nikolau's research interests focus on the biochemistry and molecular biology of biotin and biotin-containing enzymes and the regulation of plant lipid metabolism.

Nikolau group research is conducted in the Molecular Biology Building and the 4th floor of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL 4th).

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3254 Molecular Biology Building
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  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Massey University, New Zealand, 1982
  • B.Sc. Hon., Biochemistry, Massey University, New Zealand, 1977