Stephen Blaskowski


stephen.blaskowski at

About Me

As a part of the Armbrust lab, I am working on developing computational tools for the discovery and characterization of molecular mechanisms in ocean microbial communities. Previously, I worked on the development of novel bacterial genome engineering tools at the San Francisco Bay Area-based biotech company Zymergen, and as a research associate on high throughput cell-based assays assessing the efficacy of HIV vaccine candidates at the Military HIV Research Program in Washington, D.C. I holds a B.S. in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder. In my free time I enjoy exploring the great outdoors with my partner Adrián and the great indoors with my two cats Anubis and Osiris.


Google Scholar profile

  • Coates, R. Cameron, Stephen Blaskowski, Shawn Szyjka, Harmen M. van Rossum, Jim Vallandingham, Kedar Patel, Zach Serber, and Jed Dean. Systematic investigation of CRISPR–Cas9 configurations for flexible and efficient genome editing in Corynebacterium glutamicum NRRL-B11474. Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology 46, no. 2 (2019): 187-201. Article link
  • Kim, Juhan, Anthony M. Webb, Jamie P. Kershner, Stephen Blaskowski, and Shelley D. Copley. A versatile and highly efficient method for scarless genome editing in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica. BMC biotechnology 14, no. 1 (2014): 84. Article link