User:Reshma P. Shetty
- Ph.D. candidate in Biological Engineering at MIT.
- B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Utah, 2002.
My current work is in the area of synthetic biology.
- Thesis research: a brief summary of my thesis research and interests.
- ICSB 2005 poster: my latest poster on my work.
- FAQ and thoughts: my own answers to frequently asked questions and objections to the field as well as thoughts on related experimental issues.
Other related discussions and projects in which I am involved.
- BioBricks: a one stop shop for all BioBricks related information and projects.
- Abstraction hierarchy: thinking about a framework within which to engineer synthetic biological systems.
- A new BioBricks vector design: designing a new, extensible BioBricks vector scaffold.
- A standard strain for BioBricks: specifying a standard strain in which BioBricks parts, devices and systems would work.
- Standards for parts characterization: thinking about what BioBricks characterization standards might look like.
- MIT iGEM: I am serving as an advisor to the 2006 MIT iGEM team. (iGEM is an acronym for international Genetically Engineering Machines competition.)
- I am putting together a tutorial on using OpenWetWare to host courses. Feedback is welcome.
- BE.109: Laboratory fundamentals of biological engineering: I was a teaching assistant for BE.109 in Spring 2006. Natalie Kuldell and I experimented with the integration of BE.109 and OpenWetWare.
- BE.490: Foundations of Computational & Systems Biology: In Spring 2004, I was a teaching assistant for BE.490.
Some non-research but still important discussions and projects in which I am participating.
- iGEM: I am serving as a part-time iGEM 2006 ambassador to Asia.
- OpenWetWare: a wiki for researchers in biological science and engineering to enable more sharing and collaboration in the research community.
- Publishing: can we improve the publishing system in synthetic biology?
- Science 2.0: some thoughts on how the conduct of science will change through Web2.0 technologies.
- Synthetic Society Working Group: a working group exploring societal issues around synthetic biology.
- Previously, I also helped to organize Synthetic Biology 1.0: The First International Meeting on Synthetic Biology.
- Prior to coming to MIT, I spent a few months in Tom Blundell's lab at the University of Cambridge working on RAPPER.
- Before that, I worked as an undergrad research assistant for several years in Baldmero Olivera's lab at the University of Utah. I worked on a few different projects during that time. More to come (maybe).
32 Vassar Street, Room 32-311
Cambridge, MA 02139
rshetty AT mit DOT edu
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- The other kind of biobricks.
- Google, Venter and genomics ... oh my!
- Quarter-Life-Crisis: outlet for the artistically inclined twenty-something. (Shameless plug for a friend's website.)
- Check out the MIT Kickboxing Club. (My new hobby.)