Welcome! We are a new lab setting up shop at the University of California, San Deigo. We use synthetic and systems biology approaches to understand and engineer the molecular processes that occur on the surfaces of cells and their organelles. Cell membranes are defined by their lipid building blocks, whose complexity and molecular functions are only beginning to be understood. We are developing new tools to study membrane lipid composition in cells and whole organisms, which we then apply for fundamental discovery and applications in health and biotechnology.