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==Personal==
==Personal==
===Bio===
===Bio===
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Born in Toronto in 1979.  Grew up there, and attended the [http://www.utoronto.ca University of Toronto] (UofT, not to be confused with UT, which is some school in texas I hear).  Graduated in 2002 with a BASc (BASc = bachelor of applied science = canadian engineering degree) in Biomedical Engineering from the [http://www.engsci.utoronto.ca/ Engineering Science] program.  For 3 summers in undergrad I worked for MDS Proteomics (which changed names to Protana Inc, and was bought out by [http://www.transitiontherapeutics.com/ Transition Therapeutics]). I started grad school at [http://web.mit.edu/ MIT] in [http://web.mit.edu/be Biological Engineering] (BE) in the fall of 2002.  In January of 2003 I joined [[Drew Endy]]'s lab.  I mainly joined his lab cause he seemed to be the craziest and most outside-of-the-box faculty member in BE.  I have been loosely involved in the synthetic biology community here (although my research is not really synth bio), including the sythetic biology working group, and I helped organize [http://syntheticbiology.org/Synthetic_Biology_1.0.html Synthetic Biology 1.0].  I am somehow on the OWW steering committee, despite the fact that I rarely use OWW. I seem to be the skeptic/realist in the group, which is needed 'cause I work with a bunch of optimistic hippies.
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Born in Toronto in 1979.  Grew up there, and attended the [http://www.utoronto.ca University of Toronto] (UofT, not to be confused with UT, which is some school in texas I hear).  Graduated in 2002 with a BASc (BASc = bachelor of applied science = canadian engineering degree) in Biomedical Engineering from the [http://www.engsci.utoronto.ca/ Engineering Science] program.  For 3 summers in undergrad I worked for MDS Proteomics (which changed names to Protana Inc, and was bought out by [http://www.transitiontherapeutics.com/ Transition Therapeutics]). I started grad school at [http://web.mit.edu/ MIT] in [http://web.mit.edu/be Biological Engineering] (BE) in the fall of 2002.  In January of 2003 I joined [[Drew Endy]]'s lab.  I mainly joined his lab cause he seemed to be the craziest and most outside-of-the-box faculty member in BE.  I was been loosely involved in the synthetic biology community there (although my research was not really synth bio related), including the sythetic biology working group, and I helped organize [http://syntheticbiology.org/Synthetic_Biology_1.0.html Synthetic Biology 1.0].  I'm now working at [http://plectix.com/ Plectix BioSystems] in Somerville MA, helping develop a cool  web-based platform for biological modeling called [http://www.cellucidate.com Cellucidate].
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[[Image:Ty_and_beer.jpg|thumb|right|Ty on the Sam Adams brewery tour]]
[[Image:Ty_and_beer.jpg|thumb|right|Ty on the Sam Adams brewery tour]]
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*Beer brewing
*Beer brewing
*Snowboarding
*Snowboarding
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*Playing various sports - hockey, football, softball (if that counts as a 'sport')
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*Mountain biking
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...I must have other hobbies...  Am I really that lame?<p>
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*Rollerblading
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*Playing various team sports - hockey, football, softball (if that counts as a 'sport')
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''Things I'm good at that aren't quite hobbies''
''Things I'm good at that aren't quite hobbies''
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*Sleeping
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*Sleeping  
*Washing dishes
*Washing dishes
===Contact===
===Contact===
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'''Address'''<br/>
 
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31 Ames St.<br/>
 
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68-570<br/>
 
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Cambridge, MA 02139<br>
 
'''Email Address'''<br/>
'''Email Address'''<br/>
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tmt -at- mit -dot- edu<br/>
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ty -dot- thomson -at- gmail -dot- com<br/>
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'''Phone Number'''<br/>
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617.258.8684<br/>
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==Science==
==Science==
===Interests===
===Interests===
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*Modeling
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*Computational modeling of signalling pathways
*Parameter sensitivity/identifiability
*Parameter sensitivity/identifiability
*Microfluidics
*Microfluidics
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===Thesis Project===
===Thesis Project===
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[[TMT Thesis Project|Characterization of Signaling Pathways Using Time-Varying Stimuli]]
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[http://www.yeastpheromonemodel.org/ YeastPheromoneModel.org]
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[[Near Future Plan and Notes|TMT Thesis Notes]]
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===Publications===
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===Blog===
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*Stewart, I. I., Thomson, T., Figeys, D., and Duewel, H. S. (2003). "The Use of 18O Labeling as a Tool for Proteomic Applications", [http://doi.contentdirections.com/mr/humana.jsp?doi=10.1226/1588293408 Handbook of Proteomic Methods], Edited by P. Michael Conn. Chapter 11, pages 145-179. (Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press Inc.)
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[http://blog.plectix.com/ The Plectix Blog]
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*Stewart, I. I., Thomson, T., and Figeys, D. (2001). 18O labeling: a tool for proteomics. Rapid Commun. Mass. Spectrom. 15, 2456-2465 [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=11746917 link on Pubmed]
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Personal

Bio

Born in Toronto in 1979. Grew up there, and attended the University of Toronto (UofT, not to be confused with UT, which is some school in texas I hear). Graduated in 2002 with a BASc (BASc = bachelor of applied science = canadian engineering degree) in Biomedical Engineering from the Engineering Science program. For 3 summers in undergrad I worked for MDS Proteomics (which changed names to Protana Inc, and was bought out by Transition Therapeutics). I started grad school at MIT in Biological Engineering (BE) in the fall of 2002. In January of 2003 I joined Drew Endy's lab. I mainly joined his lab cause he seemed to be the craziest and most outside-of-the-box faculty member in BE. I was been loosely involved in the synthetic biology community there (although my research was not really synth bio related), including the sythetic biology working group, and I helped organize Synthetic Biology 1.0. I'm now working at Plectix BioSystems in Somerville MA, helping develop a cool web-based platform for biological modeling called Cellucidate.


Ty on the Sam Adams brewery tour
Ty on the Sam Adams brewery tour

Hobbies

  • Beer brewing
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rollerblading
  • Playing various team sports - hockey, football, softball (if that counts as a 'sport')

Things I'm good at that aren't quite hobbies

  • Sleeping
  • Washing dishes

Contact

Email Address
ty -dot- thomson -at- gmail -dot- com

Science

Interests

  • Computational modeling of signalling pathways
  • Parameter sensitivity/identifiability
  • Microfluidics
  • Yeast pheromone response

Thesis Project

YeastPheromoneModel.org

Blog

The Plectix Blog

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