Keith Tyo and Tina Lütke-Eversloh edited the Oct 2014 issue of Current Opinions in Biotechnology on “Cell and Pathway Engineering.” Thanks to all the fantastic contributions by leaders in the field.
In a competition of skill and strength, the Computationalist collected the most points. Events included: Water bottle rockets, Filling tips in pipette racks, and serological pipette lawn dart throwing.
Featuring Prof. Milan Mrksic, and our own Dr. Miaomin Zhang.
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NSF announced that Alexandra has won a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) for her proposal to engineer DNA polymerase-based biosensors.
Freshman Isaac Yampolsky wins the NU Bioscientist grant. Isaac is mentored by Adebola Adeniran and will be working on new methods for engineering biosensors.
Four laboratories at the cutting edge of Synthetic Biology research were recently featured here.
Synthetic Biology Faculty Bios
Prof. Keith E.J. Tyo has published a white paper entitled “Synthetic Biology for Global Health: A Problem-Driven Approach to Healthcare Innovation.” It lays out plans to invite the best minds in the Synthetic Biology community to better understand the problems in healthcare delivery for the extremely impoverished. The proposed program would enable technological breakthrough that would impact the lives of the most vulnerable people on the planet.
Alexandra de Paz joins the Tyo lab as a PhD student in the Interdepartmental Biological Sciences program. Alexandra did her undergraduate education at the University of Florida in Bimolecular Engineering.
Alexandra will be developing methods for directed evolution and high throughput screening.