Engineering Health-Conscious E coli: Probiotics That Reduce Saturated Fats (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: W. Roger Lowe

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01 Intake of saturated fats has been linked to heart diseases such as atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Engineering probiotic bacteria that can turn saturated fats into unsaturated fatty acids, generally deemed healthful, could help reduce saturated fat intake and lessen the chance of developing a saturated fat linked disease.