Arti Tripathi joined the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) as a staff scientist in the Synthetic Biology department. Prior to JCVI, Dr. Tripathi was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she studied the regulated proteolysis of a central regulator of the bacterial stress response, the RNA polymerase sigma factor (RpoS). Before NIH, she conducted research on bioengineering an archaeon for the production of liquid biofuel at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Tripathi earned a PhD in molecular biophysics from the Indian Institute of Science, India. Her doctoral thesis focused on the determinants for protein stability, structure, and function. She also investigated the role of toxin-antitoxin modules in bacterial physiology and antibiotic tolerance.