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Hello!  I am a Ph.D. student in Stephen Fong's Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. 
 
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Hello!  I am a Ph.D. student in the [http://www.systemsbiology.vcu.edu/Index.aspx Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory] under the direction of Dr. Stephen Fong at Virginia Commonwealth University. My primary research interest is in the use of large scale ''in silico'' models to better understand and engineer microbial metabolism.  Please feel free to [mailto:gowencm@vcu.edu email me].
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*[http://chrismgowen.wordpress.com/ Teaching and Learning Blag] - an effort stemming from the class Teaching, Learning, and Technology in Higher Education.
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==Contact Info==
==Contact Info==
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Christopher M Gowen<br />
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Chris Gowen<br/>
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Virginia Commonwealth University<br />
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Virginia Commonwealth University<br/>
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PO Box 843028<br />
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PO Box 843028<br/>
Richmond, VA 23284-3028
Richmond, VA 23284-3028
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804-827-7000 ext 414<br />
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804-827-7000 ext 414
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gowencm AT vcu DOT edu
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==Education==
==Education==
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<!--* 2008, MS, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University-->
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* 2011, PhD Engineering, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, [http://www.vcu.edu Virginia Commonwealth University]
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* 2006, BS Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University
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* 2008, MS Engineering, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, [http://www.vcu.edu Virginia Commonwealth University]
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* 2006, BS Biosystems Engineering (Concentration in Biotechnology), [http://www.clemson.edu Clemson University]
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** Minor in Bioengineering
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** Calhoun College Honors
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==Publications==
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===Papers & Book Chapters===
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#Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2011) "Applications of systems biology towards microbial fuel production" ''Trends in microbiology'' '''19''':10, pp. 516-24. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2011.07.005 doi:10.1016/j.tim.2011.07.005]
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#Gowen C.M., Fong S.S., (2010) "Genome-scale metabolic model integrated with RNAseq data to identify metabolic states of ''Clostridium thermocellum''" ''Biotechnology Journal'', '''5''':7, pp. 759–767, doi: [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/biot.201000084/abstract 10.1002/biot.201000084].
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#Roberts S.B., Gowen C.M., Brooks J.P., Fong S.S., (2010) "Genome-scale metabolic analysis of ''Clostridium thermocellum'' for bioethanol production" ''BMC Systems Biology'', '''4''':31 doi: [http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/4/31 10.1186/1752-0509-4-31]
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#Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2009) "Exploring Biodiversity for Cellulosic Biofuel Production", ''Chemistry and Biodiversity'' '''7:'''5 pp. 1086-97, doi: [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123450896/abstract 10.1002/cbdv.200900314]
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#Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2009) "Phenome Analysis of Microorganisms" ''Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications'', Eds: David Edwards, David Hansen, Jason Stajich. Springer New York, pp. 279-92. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-92738-1_14
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===Talks & Posters===
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#'''[http://openwetware.org/images/d/d5/ASM2010_CMG.pdf Poster Presentation]''' - Gowen C.M., Fong S.S., "Integration of RNA-Seq data with an in silico metabolic reconstruction of ''Clostridium thermocellum'' for rational strain design", ASM General Meeting, May 24-27, 2010, San Diego, CA
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#'''[http://openwetware.org/images/3/3f/Gowen_MicrGenomics2009.ppt Poster Presentation]''' - Gowen C.M., Roberts S.B., Fong S.S., "Genome-scale constraint-based metabolic model of ''Clostridium thermocellum''," [http://home.ncifcrf.gov/MicrobialGenomics/Microbial_Genomics/Home.html Microbial Genomics Conference], October 11-15, 2009, Rocky Gap State Park, MD
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#'''Oral Presentation''' - Roberts S.B., Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2009) "Genome-scale constraint-based metabolic models as tools for engineering cellulosic biofuel production", [http://www.vcu.edu/csbc/systemsbiologysummit/ The Summit on Systems Biology], June 16, 2009, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
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#'''Poster Presentation''' - Gowen C.M., Roberts S.B., Fong S.S. (2009) "Genome-scale constraint-based metabolic model of ''Clostridium thermocellum''" , [http://conferences.theiet.org/biosysbio/ BioSysBio], March 23-25, 2009, Cambridge University, UK
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#'''Poster Presentation''' - Gowen C.M., Tombes R.M., Rao R.R. (2008) "Mitotic inactivation affects metabolic activity of human- and mouse-derived fibroblast feeder cells,"  The 12th Annual Hilton Head Workshop on Regenerative Medicine, March 14, 2008, Hilton Head Island, SC

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Hello! I am a Ph.D. student in the Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Stephen Fong at Virginia Commonwealth University. My primary research interest is in the use of large scale in silico models to better understand and engineer microbial metabolism. Please feel free to email me.


Contact Info

Chris Gowen
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 843028
Richmond, VA 23284-3028

804-827-7000 ext 414

Education

Publications

Papers & Book Chapters

  1. Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2011) "Applications of systems biology towards microbial fuel production" Trends in microbiology 19:10, pp. 516-24. doi:10.1016/j.tim.2011.07.005
  2. Gowen C.M., Fong S.S., (2010) "Genome-scale metabolic model integrated with RNAseq data to identify metabolic states of Clostridium thermocellum" Biotechnology Journal, 5:7, pp. 759–767, doi: 10.1002/biot.201000084.
  3. Roberts S.B., Gowen C.M., Brooks J.P., Fong S.S., (2010) "Genome-scale metabolic analysis of Clostridium thermocellum for bioethanol production" BMC Systems Biology, 4:31 doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-4-31
  4. Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2009) "Exploring Biodiversity for Cellulosic Biofuel Production", Chemistry and Biodiversity 7:5 pp. 1086-97, doi: 10.1002/cbdv.200900314
  5. Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2009) "Phenome Analysis of Microorganisms" Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications, Eds: David Edwards, David Hansen, Jason Stajich. Springer New York, pp. 279-92. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-92738-1_14

Talks & Posters

  1. Poster Presentation - Gowen C.M., Fong S.S., "Integration of RNA-Seq data with an in silico metabolic reconstruction of Clostridium thermocellum for rational strain design", ASM General Meeting, May 24-27, 2010, San Diego, CA
  2. Poster Presentation - Gowen C.M., Roberts S.B., Fong S.S., "Genome-scale constraint-based metabolic model of Clostridium thermocellum," Microbial Genomics Conference, October 11-15, 2009, Rocky Gap State Park, MD
  3. Oral Presentation - Roberts S.B., Gowen C.M., Fong S.S. (2009) "Genome-scale constraint-based metabolic models as tools for engineering cellulosic biofuel production", The Summit on Systems Biology, June 16, 2009, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  4. Poster Presentation - Gowen C.M., Roberts S.B., Fong S.S. (2009) "Genome-scale constraint-based metabolic model of Clostridium thermocellum" , BioSysBio, March 23-25, 2009, Cambridge University, UK
  5. Poster Presentation - Gowen C.M., Tombes R.M., Rao R.R. (2008) "Mitotic inactivation affects metabolic activity of human- and mouse-derived fibroblast feeder cells," The 12th Annual Hilton Head Workshop on Regenerative Medicine, March 14, 2008, Hilton Head Island, SC
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