Assistant Professor of Engineering
Thayer School of Engineering
Hanover, NH 03755
Karl Griswold is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth. Karl's work in the field of combinatorial protein engineering has resulted in the development of novel strategies for gene library construction and new approaches to high throughput screening of recombinant enzyme libraries. At the Thayer School, his research group is seeking to develop and utilize tools for evolutionary protein engineering while placing a priority on designing therapeutic enzymes with practical utility in treating human disease. In August of 2008, he received a Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Translational Research Award in Biomedical Engineering for research relating to development of enzymatic antibacterial therapies.
Karl studied as a DOW Foundation Scholar at Texas State University earning a B.S. in chemistry in 1995. After working for two years with Thermo Electron Corporation and two years with Huntsman Corporation, he returned to academia receiving a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow with George Georgiou in the UT Austin department of chemical engineering before joining the Thayer School of Engineering faculty in June of 2007.