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'''''Imagination is more important than knowledge.''''' <br />
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'''''Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.''''' <br />
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[[Image:GMcArthurIV.jpg|thumb|left|George McArthur IV]]
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My graduate research is being carried out in the [http://systemsbiology.vcu.edu laboratory of Steve Fong] at VCU in Richmond, VA and in the [http://bayerlab.com/index.html laboratory of Travis Bayer] at Imperial College London in the UK, where I am a Whitaker International Fellow.  I am working on developing tools for controlling gene expression in bacteria for metabolic engineering applications.  In addition, I am actively developing synthetic biology educational material.  Please feel free to [mailto:mcarthurgh@vcu.edu email me].  My research interests include:
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*Orthogonal gene expression
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*Genome organization, refactoring & design
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*Metabolic, organellar & enzyme engineering
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*Genome-scale, single-cell characterization
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'''''Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.''''' ''Einstein''
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==Education & Training==
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'''Imperial College London ·''' ''London, UK'' '''·''' 2011 — 2012
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*Whitaker International Fellow '''·''' Bioengineering
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Welcome! I'm a second-year doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA and a member of Dr. Stephen Fong's [[Fong| ''Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory'']] in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering. Please feel free to [mailto:mcarthur@virginia.edu email me].
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**Advised by Travis S. Bayer
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'''Virginia Commonwealth University ·''' ''Richmond, VA'' '''·''' 2008 — 2013
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*Ph.D. '''·''' Chemical and Biological Engineering (in progress)
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My [[User:GMcArthurIV/Research | research]] is centered around two areas, microbial metabolic engineering and biochemical process engineering. I am currently working on implementing novel metabolism in microalgae for the production of valuable chemicals including fuels and drugs. In addition, I am invested in developing foundational synthetic-biology technology and  educational material.
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**Advised by Stephen S. Fong
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'''University of Virginia ·''' ''Charlottesville, VA'' '''·''' 2002 — 2008
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*B.S. '''·''' Chemical Engineering
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**Advised by Erik J. Fernandez and Jason A. Papin
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*B.A. '''·''' Music
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*Minor '''·''' Biology
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==Publications==
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*McArthur GH 4th, Gowen CM and Fong SS. (2011). '''Modulating gene expression with designed UP elements'''. In preparation.
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*McArthur GH 4th and Fong SS. (2010). [http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/2010/459760.abs.html '''Toward engineering synthetic microbial metabolism''']. ''J. Biomed. Biotechnol.'' doi:10.1155/2010/459760.
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*Talk/poster - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Presentations '''Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis: A synthetic biology approach to metabolic engineering'''], [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Main_Page iGEM 2007], 3-4 November 2007, MIT, Cambridge, MA
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*Poster - An orthogonal transcription platform for fine-tuning gene expression, Synthetic Biology 5.0. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 15-17 June 2011.
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*Poster - '''Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis: A synthetic biology approach to metabolic engineering''', [http://www.ibeweb.org/ Institute of Biological Engineering] 2008 annual meeting, 6-9 March 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
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*Poster (invited) - A synthetic platform for controlling gene expression, Workshop: What are the potential roles of synthetic biology in NASA's mission?, 30-31 October 2010, NASA Ames Center, Moffett Field, CA
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*Talk - [http://tv.theiet.org/technology/electronics/1199.cfm '''The Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine Team'''], BioSysBio 2008, 20-22 April 2008, Imperial College London, London, UK
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*Poster - Modulating gene expression in ''Escherichia coli'' with synthetic UP elements, BIOFAB 2010 Community Meeting, 19-20 July 2010, Emeryville, CA
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*Poster - '''A bottom-up approach to synthetic biology education: From iGEM teams to undergraduate curricula''', [http://sb4.biobricks.org/ Synthetic Biology 4.0], 10-12 October 2008, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
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*Poster - Modulating gene expression in ''Escherichia coli'' with synthetic UP elements, ASM 2010, 23-27 May 2010, San Diego, CA
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*Poster - '''''Chlamydomonas reinhardtii'' as a platform for the direct photosynthesis of advanced biofuels''', [http://www.ibeweb.org/ Institute of Biological Engineering] 2009 annual meeting, 19-22 March 2009, Santa Clara, CA
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*Poster - ''Chlamydomonas reinhardtii'' as a photosynthetic cellular chassis and power supply for synthetic biological systems, BioSysBio 2009, 23-25 March 2009, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
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*Poster - '''''Chlamydomonas reinhardtii'' as a photosynthetic cellular chassis and power supply for synthetic biological systems''', [http://conferences.theiet.org/biosysbio/ BioSysBio 2009], 23-25 March 2009, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
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*Poster - A bottom-up approach to synthetic biology education: From iGEM teams to undergraduate curricula, Synthetic Biology 4.0, 10-12 October 2008, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
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*Talk - [http://tv.theiet.org/technology/electronics/1199.cfm The Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine Team], BioSysBio 2008, 20-22 April 2008, Imperial College London, London, UK
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*In progress, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Advised by Stephen Fong
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*Poster - Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis: A synthetic biology approach to metabolic engineering, Institute of Biological Engineering 2008 annual meeting, 6-9 March 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
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*2009, M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, Chemical and Life Science Engineering
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*2008, B.S., University of Virginia, Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology Concentration), Minor in Biology
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*2008, B.A., University of Virginia, Music (Composition Concentration)
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Revision as of 17:56, 30 November 2011

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George McArthur IV

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
- Einstein


My graduate research is being carried out in the laboratory of Steve Fong at VCU in Richmond, VA and in the laboratory of Travis Bayer at Imperial College London in the UK, where I am a Whitaker International Fellow. I am working on developing tools for controlling gene expression in bacteria for metabolic engineering applications. In addition, I am actively developing synthetic biology educational material. Please feel free to email me. My research interests include:

  • Orthogonal gene expression
  • Artificial gene networks
  • Synthetic metagenomics
  • Genome organization, refactoring & design
  • Metabolic, organellar & enzyme engineering
  • Genome-scale, single-cell characterization


Education & Training

Imperial College London · London, UK · 2011 — 2012

  • Whitaker International Fellow · Bioengineering
    • Advised by Travis S. Bayer

Virginia Commonwealth University · Richmond, VA · 2008 — 2013

  • Ph.D. · Chemical and Biological Engineering (in progress)
    • Advised by Stephen S. Fong
  • M.S. · Chemical Engineering

University of Virginia · Charlottesville, VA · 2002 — 2008

  • B.S. · Chemical Engineering
    • Advised by Erik J. Fernandez and Jason A. Papin
  • B.A. · Music
  • Minor · Biology


Publications

  • McArthur GH 4th, Gowen CM and Fong SS. (2011). Modulating gene expression with designed UP elements. In preparation.
  • McArthur GH 4th and Fong SS. (2010). Toward engineering synthetic microbial metabolism. J. Biomed. Biotechnol. doi:10.1155/2010/459760.


Presentations

  • Poster - An orthogonal transcription platform for fine-tuning gene expression, Synthetic Biology 5.0. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 15-17 June 2011.
  • Poster (invited) - A synthetic platform for controlling gene expression, Workshop: What are the potential roles of synthetic biology in NASA's mission?, 30-31 October 2010, NASA Ames Center, Moffett Field, CA
  • Poster - Modulating gene expression in Escherichia coli with synthetic UP elements, BIOFAB 2010 Community Meeting, 19-20 July 2010, Emeryville, CA
  • Poster - Modulating gene expression in Escherichia coli with synthetic UP elements, ASM 2010, 23-27 May 2010, San Diego, CA
  • Poster - Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a photosynthetic cellular chassis and power supply for synthetic biological systems, BioSysBio 2009, 23-25 March 2009, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
  • Poster - Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a platform for the direct photosynthesis of advanced biofuels, Institute of Biological Engineering 2009 annual meeting, 19-22 March 2009, Santa Clara, CA
  • Poster - A bottom-up approach to synthetic biology education: From iGEM teams to undergraduate curricula, Synthetic Biology 4.0, 10-12 October 2008, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
  • Talk - The Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine Team, BioSysBio 2008, 20-22 April 2008, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Poster - Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis: A synthetic biology approach to metabolic engineering, Institute of Biological Engineering 2008 annual meeting, 6-9 March 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Talk/poster - Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis: A synthetic biology approach to metabolic engineering, iGEM 2007, 3-4 November 2007, MIT, Cambridge, MA




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