Romas is a professor of biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics. He is also a member of the Biotechnology Institute, an interdisciplinary group at the University of Minnesota. As Director of Graduate Studies, he works with the advisors and staff to oversee program development and student progress. He completed his PhD studies at MIT and postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. He worked at General Electric Co. research laboratories for three years. Romas studies protein engineering of enzymes to be used for synthesis of pharmaceuticals and biofuels. He teaches a course in protein engineering and is completing a textbook on that topic.