Ravi Sheth


Graduate Student

Ravi Sheth is a graduate student in Harris Wang’s lab, where he focuses on developing new technologies to understand and engineer microbial ecosystems. He is supported by a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation fellowship, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Ravi completed his undergraduate degree at Rice University in 2015, majoring in bioengineering. At Rice, he worked with Jeff Tabor in developing optogenetic systems as synthetic biology tools, and engineering probiotic bacteria to sense and respond to signals in the mammalian gut. 

Education History

BS, Rice University


Sheth RU, Cabral V, Chen SP, Wang HH. Manipulating bacterial communities by in situ microbiome engineering. Trends Genet. 2016 Apr;32(4):189-200.

Schmidl SR, Sheth RU, Wu A, Tabor JJ. Refactoring and optimization of light-switchable Escherichia coli two-component systems. ACS Synth Biol. 2014 Nov 21;3(11):820-31.