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''Education''
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*Ph.D. candidate in Biological Engineering (2007), [http://web.mit.edu Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
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*Ph.D. in Biological Engineering (2008), [http://web.mit.edu Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
* B.S. in Electrical Engineering with minors in French Studies and Bioengineering (2001),  [http://www.uiuc.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
* B.S. in Electrical Engineering with minors in French Studies and Bioengineering (2001),  [http://www.uiuc.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
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''The constructs I've built''
''The constructs I've built''
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If you're interested in any of the constructs or strains I've built during my graduate work, email myself or Drew Endy (endy at mit dot edu). Here's a [image:Sutton_Phospholocator_fzr.xls|spreadsheet of all of my constructs and strains.]
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If you're interested in any of the constructs or strains I've built during my graduate work, email myself or Drew Endy (endy at mit dot edu). Here's a [[image:Sutton_Phospholocator_fzr.xls|spreadsheet]] of all of my constructs and strains.

Revision as of 17:52, 25 July 2008

Samantha Sutton

ssutton at mit dot edu


Education


How does my work fit into the field of Synthetic Biology?

Synthetic Biology is centered on the goal of engineering cells to perform functions of use to humans. Just as an electrical engineer engineers with silicon and copper to build electrical circuits, a synthetic biologist engineers with protein and DNA to build intracellular circuits. My particular focus is the design of synthetic protein-protein interaction networks within cells. I am defining a new type of intracellular device, called Post-Translational Device or PTD. To that end, I am developing modular protein components that can be added to proteins and cause them to interact in a phospho-mediated manner. In the future, we will use this technology to engineer cellular devices for anything from environmental monitoring and remediation to the detection of carcinogens within the human body. More info can be found at the Endy lab website: http://openwetware.mit.edu.

I am currently working to identify components, parts, and signals in PTL logic. Please check out my current ideas at PT Devices

The constructs I've built

If you're interested in any of the constructs or strains I've built during my graduate work, email myself or Drew Endy (endy at mit dot edu). Here's a Image:Sutton Phospholocator fzr.xls of all of my constructs and strains.



Some organizations with which I am involved:

Students for Global Sustainability

Biological Energy Interest Group

Eigencluster Business Team

MIT Outing Club

United Nations Association of Greater Boston

Volunteers for Peace NGO

Greenway NGO (Thailand)

Sutton: Winter

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