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==Synthetic Biology Education==
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I am the founder of the [http://www.seas.virginia.edu/VGEM Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine Team], a synthetic biology research group of undergraduate students at the University of Virginia, which competes in MIT's [http://www.igem.org international Genetically Engineered Machines competition].  In 2007, I directed the [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Virginia inaugural VGEM Team].  I served as an advisor to the [http://2008.igem.org/Team:Virginia 2008 VGEM Team] and directed the first [[CHE.496/2008| introductory synthetic biology course at UVA]], which I created as part of my undergraduate thesis.  In 2009, I founded [http://2009.igem.org/Team:Virginia_Commonwealth the first iGEM team at Virginia Commonwealth University] and developed materials for a new an [[VCU/Courses/Synthetic Biology Fundamentals| introductory synthetic biology course at VCU]] with my advisor. I am one of the advisors to the 2010 Virginia United iGEM team, a regional, multi-institutional synthetic biology research group.
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===Courses===
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*Spring 2008, University of Virginia - [[CHE.496/2008| ''Biological Systems Design'']]
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*Fall 2009, Virginia Commonwealth University - [[VCU/Courses/Synthetic Biology Fundamentals| ''Synthetic Biology Fundamentals'']]
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===iGEM Teams===
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*[http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Virginia University of Virginia 2007]
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*[http://2008.igem.org/Team:Virginia University of Virginia 2008]
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*[http://2009.igem.org/Team:Virginia_Commonwealth Virginia Commonwealth University 2009]
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*[http://openwetware.org/wiki/Virginia_United/2010 Virginia United 2010]
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===Press===
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*[http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=4051 "Students Advance Synthetic Biology Research at U.Va. (Jan. 2008)]
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*[http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=7770 "Ambitious Undergraduate Research Breaks New Ground" (Feb. 2009)]
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*[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/22/AR2009102204628.html "New works of science nonfiction: U-Va. students are using 'BioBricks' to try to build an original life form" (Oct. 2009)]
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*[http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=10310 "U.Va. Team Strikes Gold in Genetically Engineered Machine Competition" (Nov. 2009)]
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*[http://www.uvamagazine.org/features/article/reinventing_life/ "Reinventing Life: The Strange and Wondrous Science of Biological Technology" (UVa, Spring 2010)]
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*[https://www.vbi.vt.edu/public_relations/press_releases/virginia_united_igem_team "Virginia United undergraduate iGEM team to compete in synthetic biology competition" (May 2010)]
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*[http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/06/2010-445.html "Virginia Tech undergraduates join Virginia United iGEM team for national synthetic biology competition" (June 2010)]
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*[http://www.news.vcu.edu/news/VCU_to_participate_in_a_fourschool_coalition_to_tackle_competitive "VCU to Participate in a Four-School Coalition to Tackle Competitive iGEM Competition" (July 2010)]
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