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====Shuguang Zhang, Ph.D.====
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*Phone: (617) 258-7514
*Phone: (617) 258-7514
*Fax:  (617) 258-5239
*Fax:  (617) 258-5239
*Email: shuguang[at]mit[dot]edu
*Email: shuguang[at]mit[dot]edu}}
'''Dr. Zhang served as my Ph.D. thesis advisor and principal investigator throughout my research at MIT'''
'''Dr. Zhang served as my Ph.D. thesis advisor and principal investigator throughout my research at MIT'''

Revision as of 22:06, 12 July 2010


About Me

Brian L. Cook, Ph.D.


I recently completed a post-doc as Detector Layer team leader for the MIT RealNose project, a DARPA-funded effort to engineer a biologically-based smell sensor utilizing olfactory receptor proteins. Our work at MIT stemmed from my Ph.D. research project on the large-scale purification and characterization of olfactory receptors.

I've also enjoyed working in synthetic biology as a Graduate Advisor to the 2007 and 2008 MIT iGEM teams. For more info on iGEM (the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition), please see:


  1. Kong DS, Cook BL, Liu WE, Corin KA,Ravel DB, Melo P, Zhang S, Jacobsen JM. Cell-free synthesis of olfactory receptor membrane proteins in microfluidic devices. Manuscript in preparation. [cookb2010]
  2. Cook BL, Steuerwald D, Kaiser L, Graveland-Bikker J, Vanberghem M, Berke AP, Herlihy K, Pick H, Vogel H, and Zhang S. . pmid:19581598. PubMed HubMed [cookb2009a]
  3. Ren H, Yu D, Ge B, Cook B, Xu Z, and Zhang S. . pmid:19223978. PubMed HubMed [cookb2009b]
  4. Jiang X, Austin PF, Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Riehm JJ, Cook BL, Pengue G, Chitaley K, Nakayama K, Nakayama KI, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:19596792. PubMed HubMed [cookb2009c]
  5. Cook BL, Ernberg KE, Chung H, and Zhang S. . pmid:18682799. PubMed HubMed [cookb2008]
  6. Mershin A, Cook B, Kaiser L, and Zhang S. . pmid:16273069. PubMed HubMed [cookb2005]
  7. Austin PF, Cook BL, Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Coplen DE, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:15371785. PubMed HubMed [cookb2004]
  8. Deverman BE, Cook BL, Manson SR, Niederhoff RA, Langer EM, Rosová I, Kulans LA, Fu X, Weinberg JS, Heinecke JW, Roth KA, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:12372300. PubMed HubMed [cookb2002]
  9. He S, Cook BL, Deverman BE, Weihe U, Zhang F, Prachand V, Zheng J, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:10594038. PubMed HubMed [cookb2000]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed


Shuguang Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Associate Director, MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering
  • 500 Technology Square, NE47-379; Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Phone: (617) 258-7514
  • Fax: (617) 258-5239
  • Email: shuguang[at]mit[dot]edu}}

Dr. Zhang served as my Ph.D. thesis advisor and principal investigator throughout my research at MIT

Andreas Mershin, Ph.D.

  • Project Manager, MIT RealNose
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, NE47-383; Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Phone: (617) 515-4192
  • Email: mershin[at]mit[dot]edu

Dr. Mershin served as my project manager during my R&D work on the MIT RealNose

Steven J. Weintraub, M.D.

  • Department of Internal Medicine, St. Louis VA Medical Center–John Cochran Division
  • 915 North Grand Blvd; Saint Louis, Missouri 63106
  • Phone: (314) 589-6033
  • Email: sjweintraub[at]gmail[dot]com

Dr. Weintraub served as my principal investigator throughout my research at Washington University School of Medicine

Harvey F. Lodish, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Whitehead Institute, Suite 601; 9 Cambridge Center; Cambridge, MA 02142
  • Phone: (617) 258-5216
  • Fax: (617) 258-6768
  • Email: lodish[at]wi[dot]mit[dot]edu
  • Administrative Assistant: Mary Anne Donovan; (617) 258-5217; donovan[at]wi[dot]mit[dot]edu

Prof. Lodish served as thesis chair of my MIT Ph.D. committee

Angela M. Belcher, Ph.D.

  • Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 16-244A; Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Phone: (617) 324-2800
  • Email: belcher[at]mit[dot]edu
  • Administrative Assistant: Jared Embelton, (617) 252-1163, jarede[at]mit[dot]edu

Professor Belcher served as co-advisor on my MIT Ph.D. thesis committee

K. Dane Wittrup, Ph.D.

  • J.R. Mares Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Building E19-551; 77 Massachusetts Avenue; Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Phone: (617) 253-4578
  • Fax: (617) 253-1954
  • Email: wittrup[at]mit[dot]edu
  • Administrative Assistant: Don McGaffigan; (617) 253-1652; dpmcgaff[at]mit[dot]edu

I worked as a Teaching Assistant for Prof. Wittrup during Fall 2004

Peter A. Carr, Ph.D..

  • Research Scientist
  • MIT Media Lab, Center for Bits & Atoms
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E15-435; Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Phone: (617) 324-1947
  • Email: carr[at]media[dot]mit[dot]edu

Dr. Carr was a research collaborator and my officemate throughout my work at MIT

  • Additional references available upon request
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