Anaya Pokhrel is working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Schmidt-Dannert lab in the University of Minnesota (Twin-cities). He received his M.S. from the Kathmandu University (Nepal) and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Biomolecule Reconstruction Lab at Sun Moon University (Korea). His research background is in metabolic engineering of natural products biosynthetic pathways. His recent work uses the tools of synthetic biology and protein engineering to develop protein-based nano-materials useful for different biomanufacturing applications including the fabrication of functional biomaterials.