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==Kunal K Mehta (કુનાલ કારતિક મહેતા)==
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I grew up in Orange County, and went to college at UCLA, where I worked with Jacob Schmidt on a single-molecule DNA sequencing technology. After that, I spent a year doing research with Hagan Bayley in Oxford on nanopore sensing technologies. Right now I'm in my third year as a PhD student in Bioengineering at Stanford. My career interests are in biotechnology, education, and technology policy.
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Outside of work, I’m a violinist (especially chamber music) and a budding amateur photographer (especially landscape and architecture photography). Mountains – whether hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter – are my favorite places to go. I love traveling, and I’m always looking for travel companions.
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Download a copy of my [http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1188473/Kunal%20Mehta%20CV.pdf CV] (Updated in March 2011) or visit my blog, [http://canaveral.stanford.edu/~Kunal/blog Channel Nine].
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Stanford, CA 94305
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I work in the [[Swartz lab]] at Stanford University.
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My general interest is in engineering biological systems to replace industrial processes to produce fuels, chemicals, and building materials. My current research is to engineer a photosynthetic organism to produce hydrogen from sunlight and water. I’m also interested in DNA sequencing and synthesis, foundational synthetic biology, and computational systems biology: the combination of software and “wetware”.
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*[[OpenWetWare:Welcome|Introductory tutorial]]
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====Academic====
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*[http://schmidtlab.seas.ucla.edu/ Jacob Schmidt lab]
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*[http://bayley.chem.ox.ac.uk Hagan Bayley lab]
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*[http://swartz.openwetware.org James Swartz lab]
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*[http://stanford.academia.edu/KunalMehta Academia.edu]
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====Fun stuff====
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*[http://canaveral.stanford.edu/~Kunal/blog Channel Nine], my blog
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkmehta My Flickr photostream]
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*[http://kkmehta.web.stanford.edu My homepage at Stanford]

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Kunal K Mehta (કુનાલ કારતિક મહેતા)

I grew up in Orange County, and went to college at UCLA, where I worked with Jacob Schmidt on a single-molecule DNA sequencing technology. After that, I spent a year doing research with Hagan Bayley in Oxford on nanopore sensing technologies. Right now I'm in my third year as a PhD student in Bioengineering at Stanford. My career interests are in biotechnology, education, and technology policy.

Outside of work, I’m a violinist (especially chamber music) and a budding amateur photographer (especially landscape and architecture photography). Mountains – whether hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter – are my favorite places to go. I love traveling, and I’m always looking for travel companions.

Download a copy of my CV (Updated in March 2011) or visit my blog, Channel Nine.

Contact Info

Physical address:
Stanford University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Keck 155
Stanford, CA 94305

kkmehta {at} stanford

949.636.4345

Education

  • 2010, MSc, University of Oxford
  • 2008, BS, University of California, Los Angeles

Research interests

My general interest is in engineering biological systems to replace industrial processes to produce fuels, chemicals, and building materials. My current research is to engineer a photosynthetic organism to produce hydrogen from sunlight and water. I’m also interested in DNA sequencing and synthesis, foundational synthetic biology, and computational systems biology: the combination of software and “wetware”.

Publications

  1. Hall AR, Scott A, Rotem D, Mehta KK, Bayley H, and Dekker C. . pmid:21113160. PubMed HubMed [paper2]
    This paper describes the first device ever constructed by a fusion of a protein and inorganic nanopore. By supporting a protein nanopore with an inorganic substrate instead of a lipid membrane, we can exploit the precision and mutability of proteins without the fragility of lipid membranes.

  2. Purnell RF, Mehta KK, and Schmidt JJ. . pmid:18698831. PubMed HubMed [paper1]
    This paper contains some of the most sensitive electrical measurements ever made on DNA in a nanopore. With more precise measurements, we've definitively confirmed what others have suggested, that α-Hemolysin can tell the difference between the DNA nucleotides.

All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

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Academic

Fun stuff

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