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|-| I'm a more recent addition to the Silver Lab in the area of yeast synthetic biology. We (Dirk, Ira, and myself) have designed and are in the process of constructing a cell- cycle counter in S. cerevisiae. Our goal is to produce an ''in vivo'' device which will identity cells which have divided 0, 1, or 2 times through expression of fluorescent reporters. Our motivation is three- fold: 1)the cell-cycle counter and related devices would provide vastly improved tools for aging research in S. cerevisiae, 2)construction of a functional counter should reveal quantitative attributes of robust genetic networks, and 3) the counter would be the first example of a synthetic device in eukaryotic cells which takes advantage of sub-cellular compartmentalization - the major feature that distinguishes eukaryotes. |+|
I'm a staff scientist and PI at the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. I moved to LBL in June 2007 after a relatively short but enjoyable postdoct in the Silver Lab. At the Molecular Foundry, my research focuses on re-engineering biological systems to both create and assemble nanostructured devices. One of our long-term goals is to create hybrid living/non-living systems by electrically connecting cells with human-made technological devices. In addition to our unofficial page on Openwetware, you can find more information about me & my research on our official Molecular Foundry site.