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I am currently in the Jewett Lab at Northwestern University working in the area of cell-free protein synthesis and synthetic biology. I have worked in the Lu Lab at MIT to create a library of zinc-finger transcription factors for synthetic transcriptional regulation. I have worked in the Perrimon Lab at Harvard Medical School on identifying potential transcription factors of Drosophila Hippo growth control pathway.
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I am a third year PhD candidate in the <a href="http://jewettlab.northwestern.edu/JewettLab/Home.html">
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Jewett Lab</a>  at Northwestern University. My PhD thesis is focused on genetically encoding non-standard amino acids with diverse physical, chemical and biological properties in Escherichia coli.  This work has the potential to transform how we synthesize materials, investigate protein structure and understand the limits of biology.  
==Education==
==Education==

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About me

Jessica Perez
Jessica Perez

I am a third year PhD candidate in the <a href="http://jewettlab.northwestern.edu/JewettLab/Home.html"> Jewett Lab</a> at Northwestern University. My PhD thesis is focused on genetically encoding non-standard amino acids with diverse physical, chemical and biological properties in Escherichia coli. This work has the potential to transform how we synthesize materials, investigate protein structure and understand the limits of biology.

Education

  • PhD, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, currently pursuing
  • BS, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2011

Research interests

1. Synthetic Biology

2. Biomolecular Engineering

3. Cell-Free Protein Synthesis

Publications

iGEM Resources

Cloning Workflow

Contact Information

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL 60201

jperez@u.northwestern.edu

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