Synthetic biology: Sensing with modular receptors
Matthew Brenner, Jang Hwan Cho and Wilson W Wong
Sensing and responding to diverse extracellular signals is a crucial aspect of cellular decision-making that is currently lacking in the synthetic biology toolkit. The development of modular receptor platforms allows for the rewiring of cellular input-output relationships.
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News ran the following press article:
Image by Joshua Leonard and Kelly Schwarz, Northwestern University. Cell image by NIAID/NIH, used and modified under Creative Commons 2.0 license.
Congrats to Kelly, Nickey, and Taylor, whose paper was published today in Nature Chemical Biology! This paper is currently spotlighted on the homepage of NCB: http://www.nature.com/nchembio/index.html
Our research was featured in an interview with Josh in Cancer Cytopathology, for a special feature on synthetic biology technologies for treating cancer (Nov 2016) [link]
Josh is interviewed and Michelle’s research is featured in a Science Magazine technology feature on extracellular vesicles. Read more here:
Wells et al. paper highlighted in Northwestern McCormick Engineering News! Read More