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  will bosworth
  will bosworth
  bosworth AT mit.edu
  bosworth AT mit.edu
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  mit class of 2008
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  mit me bs 2008  
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  pursing a bs in mechanical engineering with a minor in biology
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  mit me ms student until, i dunno, jan '11
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currently a member of the [http://www.openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:UC_Berkeley/2006 UCBerkeley iGEM team 2006],
 
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designing cellular logic gates in cells; creating and testing conjugation-based communication models
 
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in e.coli . Continuing this project in the endy lab @ mit in fall2006.
 
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  previously a member of the [http://openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:MIT/2005 MIT iGEM team 2005], where  
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  Member of the [http://www.openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:UC_Berkeley/2006 UCBerkeley iGEM team 2006],
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  I did alot of struggling and learning. We tried to modify a chemical pathway to create a platform to
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and [http://openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:MIT/2005 MIT iGEM team 2005] where I had the great
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sense different environmental factors. Our method involved significantly modifying surface protein's
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  opportunity to (attempt to) build (useful) devices out of living organisms.  
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structures (synthesizing altered sequences) and then expecting those proteins to still work. We did
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not get very far.
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concrete interests:
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# bio-electro-mechanical system design and MEMS - living cell interaction
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# electro-mechanical motion control & creating the mechanisms and terminology for analogous control in biological systems.
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# quantitative models matching actual results.
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# I must be interested in something that doesn't sound "far out and far away," too.
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  abstract interests:
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  In iGEM, I learned a great deal about complex system design & debugging  while interacting with some
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# innovation
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''really good'' engineers and biologists. The experience has certainly benefited me in my
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# righteous engineering
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currently-not-bioengineering engineering career.
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# good design (in any form)
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# self assembly
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# abstraction
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# exploring and managing complexity
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# simplicity
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# big words
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Fall 2006 iGEM UROP proposal.
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This term I will continue work on the 2006 UCBerkeley iGEM project.
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iGEM is the international Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, a
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student competition where teams design and assemble eningineered machines
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using advanced genetic components and technologies.
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<citation: http://parts.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page>
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In this project we are developing the necassary low level components and
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higher level schemes to create logical computation circuits implemented in  
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networks of cells.
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To create these networks, We have developed a model for a NAND operator
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that uses three unique cell types to perform a logical operation. This NAND
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operator is designed to be modular. The number of unique independent NAND
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gates will scale with the creation of lower-level comunication modules that do
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not cross-talk.
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This fall, I will attempt to build a single NAND gate operator in order to
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demonstrate this system at the iGEM Jamboree held in early November 2006. I
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will be doing wet lab work in Professor Drew Endy's lab in Building 68.
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Professor Endy is directly involved in the iGEM competition, and thus his
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lab is an ideal location for this research project.
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More details of the 2006 UCB iGEM project can be found at:
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http://parts.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/University_of_California_Berkeley_2006
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Revision as of 14:06, 28 July 2010

will bosworth
bosworth AT mit.edu
mit me bs 2008 
mit me ms student until, i dunno, jan '11


Member of the UCBerkeley iGEM team 2006, 
and MIT iGEM team 2005 where I had the great 
opportunity to (attempt to) build (useful) devices out of living organisms. 

In iGEM, I learned a great deal about complex system design & debugging  while interacting with some 
really good engineers and biologists. The experience has certainly benefited me in my 
currently-not-bioengineering engineering career.
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