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'''Samantha Sutton'''
'''Samantha Sutton'''
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ssutton ''at'' mit ''dot'' edu
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ssutton ''at'' alum  ''dot'' mit ''dot'' edu
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[http://frameshiftcoaching.blogspot.com '''My Blog''']
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''Education''
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'''Education'''
*Ph.D. in Biological Engineering (2008), [http://web.mit.edu Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
*Ph.D. in Biological Engineering (2008), [http://web.mit.edu Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
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* 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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*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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''How does my work fit into the field of Synthetic Biology?''
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'''How does my Ph.D. work fit into the field of Synthetic Biology?'''
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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.
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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. For my Ph.D. work, I defined a new type of intracellular device, called Post-Translational Device, or PTD. To that end, I have developed modular protein components that can be added to proteins and cause them to interact in a phospho-mediated manner.  
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I am currently working to identify components, parts, and signals in PTL logic.  Please check out my current ideas at [[Ssutton: PTL Logic|PT Devices]]
 
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''The constructs and strains I've built''
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I will post my Thesis presentation here... stay tuned!
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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 spreadsheet of all of my constructs and strains:
 
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[[image:Sutton_Phospholocator_fzr.xls]]
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'''The constructs and strains 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 stanford dot edu). Here's a spreadsheet of all of my constructs and strains:
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[[image:Sutton_Phospholocator_fzr.xls]]
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''Some organizations with which I am involved:''
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'''Where am I now?'''
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After 6 years in the trenches at MIT, I decided that I want to further science by helping scientists and engineers live more fulfilling, happy lives. I am now working as a [http://www.handelgroup.com life coach in Boston and New York City with the Handel Group Life coaching firm]. The Handel Group currently teaches a class at MIT called ''Designing Your Life'' that kicks off every IAP and continues through the year. Click here to see our IAP syllabus posted on Open Course Ware.
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[[Students for Global Sustainability Wiki| Students for Global Sustainability]]
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[[Biological Energy Interest Group]]
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[[Eigencluster: Homepage| Eigencluster Business Team]]
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[http://web.mit.edu/mitoc/www/ MIT Outing Club]
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[http://www.unagb.org United Nations Association of Greater Boston]
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[http://www.vfp.org/ Volunteers for Peace NGO]
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[http://www.greenwaythailand.org/ Greenway NGO (Thailand)]
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[[Sutton: Winter]]
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Revision as of 13:40, 10 June 2009

Samantha Sutton

ssutton at alum dot mit dot edu

My Blog


Education


How does my Ph.D. 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. For my Ph.D. work, I defined a new type of intracellular device, called Post-Translational Device, or PTD. To that end, I have developed modular protein components that can be added to proteins and cause them to interact in a phospho-mediated manner.


I will post my Thesis presentation here... stay tuned!


The constructs and strains 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 stanford dot edu). Here's a spreadsheet of all of my constructs and strains:

Image:Sutton Phospholocator fzr.xls


Where am I now? After 6 years in the trenches at MIT, I decided that I want to further science by helping scientists and engineers live more fulfilling, happy lives. I am now working as a life coach in Boston and New York City with the Handel Group Life coaching firm. The Handel Group currently teaches a class at MIT called Designing Your Life that kicks off every IAP and continues through the year. Click here to see our IAP syllabus posted on Open Course Ware.

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