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[http://twitter.com/ksk_89 I'm] a last year '''microbiology''' undergraduate student with a minor in '''physics''' and half way through a double major in '''biomedical engineering'''. I am also a gamer to the bone, and a heavy soccer and basketball fan. Since high school I've found it fascinating and exciting to think about programming cells into living bio-robots automated to perform specific actions inside the human body. For that matter I've found '''systems biology''' and '''synthetic biology''' as my main motivation for my studies and graduation thesis with the [http://openwetware.org/wiki/Biophysics Biophysics Lab] at the [http://www.uniandes.edu.co Universidad de los Andes].
[http://twitter.com/ksk_89 I'm] a last year '''microbiology''' undergraduate student with a minor in '''physics''' and half way through a double major in '''biomedical engineering'''. I am also a gamer to the bone, and a heavy soccer and basketball fan. Since high school I've found it fascinating and exciting to think about programming cells into living bio-robots automated to perform specific actions inside the human body. For that matter I've found '''systems biology''' and '''synthetic biology''' as my main motivation for my studies and graduation thesis with the [http://openwetware.org/wiki/Biophysics Biophysics Lab] at the [http://www.uniandes.edu.co Universidad de los Andes].
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Evolution biologists define fitness as a quantitative parameter for the measurement and contrasting of an organism’s ability to successfully reproduce in its environment. To be fit, may then be understood as the balance between phenotypic advantages over other members of the population and the energetic cost associated with those benefits. In the case of the sugar uptake of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to be fit must mean to be able to take the sugar that yields the greatest energy with the minimum effort. Assuming natural selection optimizes the organisms’ adaptation to its environment and possible changes in it, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it takes them to a maximum fitness. With this in mind, it is possible to think about optimizing metabolic processes through genetic circuit design (synthetic biology). In my thesis I’m looking for the optimum feedback strength of S.cerevisiae’s GAL system by the periodic or random carbon sources administration. With this data, I’d like to determine the best adaptive conditions for the wild strain W303, as well as to infer information about its natural environment.
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==Education==

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Gabriel Martinez-Galvez (an artistic interpretation)
Gabriel Martinez-Galvez (an artistic interpretation)

I'm a last year microbiology undergraduate student with a minor in physics and half way through a double major in biomedical engineering. I am also a gamer to the bone, and a heavy soccer and basketball fan. Since high school I've found it fascinating and exciting to think about programming cells into living bio-robots automated to perform specific actions inside the human body. For that matter I've found systems biology and synthetic biology as my main motivation for my studies and graduation thesis with the Biophysics Lab at the Universidad de los Andes.

Evolution biologists define fitness as a quantitative parameter for the measurement and contrasting of an organism’s ability to successfully reproduce in its environment. To be fit, may then be understood as the balance between phenotypic advantages over other members of the population and the energetic cost associated with those benefits. In the case of the sugar uptake of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to be fit must mean to be able to take the sugar that yields the greatest energy with the minimum effort. Assuming natural selection optimizes the organisms’ adaptation to its environment and possible changes in it, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it takes them to a maximum fitness. With this in mind, it is possible to think about optimizing metabolic processes through genetic circuit design (synthetic biology). In my thesis I’m looking for the optimum feedback strength of S.cerevisiae’s GAL system by the periodic or random carbon sources administration. With this data, I’d like to determine the best adaptive conditions for the wild strain W303, as well as to infer information about its natural environment.

Education

  • Year, PhD, Institute
  • Year, MS, Institute
  • Year, BS, Institute

Research interests

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  2. Interest 2
  3. Interest 3

Publications

  1. Goldbeter A and Koshland DE Jr. . pmid:6947258. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]
  2. JACOB F and MONOD J. . pmid:13718526. PubMed HubMed [Paper2]
    leave a comment about a paper here

  3. Mark Ptashne. A genetic switch. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004. isbn:0879697164. [Book1]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

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