Peter B. Berget, PhD


Berget_peterProfessor of Biological Sciences
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences


Molecular biology, biochemistry, protein purification, protease biosensors; engineering single chain antibodies into biosensors; teaching students how to do research.

About Dr. Berget

Dr. Berget’s research uses modern molecular biology techniques to modify Flourogen Activating Protein biosensor genes, cell culture and microbiological techniques to generate quantities of these biosensors, and biochemical techniques to purify and characterize these biosensors. Currently, his research focuses on the development of single chain antibodies as platforms for in vitro and in vivo biosensors.

While in the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Melon University, Dr. Berget received the Richard Moore Education Award for his substantial and sustained contributions to the educational mission of the University and the Mellon College of Science (MCS). He also earned the Julius Ashkin Teaching Award for his unusual devotion and effectiveness in teaching undergraduate students in the MCS.

Dr. Berget earned his PhD and BS—both in biochemistry—from the University of Minnesota where he also completed minors in genetics and computer science.  He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in the Biology Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Berget’s research is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center, a National Technology Center for Networks and Pathways.

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