Research

My laboratory focuses on applying synthetic biology constructs, methods, and paradigms to solve a range of industrial, medical, and environmental problems. Our mission includes both understanding the fundamental biology of natural bioprocessing systems as well as re-engineering these systems with synthetic control circuits. We have expertise in multiple fields including gene circuit engineering, cell physiology and biomechanics, microfluidics, MEMS, biomaterials, and polar (Antarctic) ecology. We are keen to work with potential students, postdoctoral fellows, and collaborators from a diversity of backgrounds.