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I'm a PhD candidate in Dr. Stephen Fong's [[Fong| ''Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory'']] at VCU in Richmond, VA.  My graduate work has been focused on developing genetic parts to control transcription.  I am also actively developing synthetic biology educational material.  Please feel free to [mailto:mcarthurgh@vcu.edu email me].  My research interests include:
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'''''Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.''''' – ''Einstein''
 
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'''''Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.''''' – ''Einstein''
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Welcome! I'm a third-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.  Currently, I am working on designing and characterizing genetic components useful for controlling transcription and translation in ''Escherichia coli''.  In the near future, I hope to apply this work toward metabolic pathway engineering.  I am also actively developing synthetic biology educational material.  Please feel free to [mailto:mcarthurgh@vcu.edu email me].
 
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==Education==
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Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
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Virginia Commonwealth University · ''Richmond, VA''
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*Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2009-present
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*Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (in progress)
**Advised by Stephen Fong
**Advised by Stephen Fong
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*M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2008-2009
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*M.S. in Chemical Engineering (2009)
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University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
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University of Virginia · ''Charlottesville, VA''
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*B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Biotechnology, 2002-2008
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*B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Biotechnology (2008)
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**Advised by Erik Fernandez
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George H. McArthur IV, Ph.D. candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University

Happy in the lab
Happy in the lab

I'm a PhD candidate in Dr. Stephen Fong's Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory at VCU in Richmond, VA. My graduate work has been focused on developing genetic parts to control transcription. I am also 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


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

Research Teaching

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 (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


Education

Virginia Commonwealth University · Richmond, VA

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (in progress)
    • Advised by Stephen Fong
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering (2009)


University of Virginia · Charlottesville, VA

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Biotechnology (2008)
    • Advised by Erik Fernandez
  • B.A. in Music, (2008)
  • Minor in Biology (2008)
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