Dario Robleto returns to Northwestern as the new Artist-at-Large, working with faculty all over campus to discuss the implications of their research on society and ethics. Several professors in the Center for Synthetic Biology, including Josh Leonard, Danielle Tullman-Ercek, and Julius Lucks, are featured in a video about the collaboration.
To learn more about this exciting, and thought provoking collaboration, check out the video here!
The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition named Josh a 2019 Researcher to Know. Read more here.
We’re thrilled to share a new toolkit for mammalian synthetic biology: the COMET library of synthetic transcription factors, promoters, and accompanying models. Congratulations to Patrick, Joseph, Joe and Hailey and our key collaborator Neda Bagheri! This is true tour-de-force many years in the making, and we’re excited to share this with the community! Check out our preprint here, and follow some twitter discussion here.
Josh Leonard’s commentary was featured in a news article in Chemical & Engineering News in July featuring synthetic biologist Martin Fusseneger’s menthol-triggered insulin-producing cells. Josh commented saying the work is “an important first step”, as it was the first time a gene circuit was made entirely from human parts.
Find the full news article here.
Suchitra, Daniel, Austin, Joseph, and Amy all graduated this year with a masters!
Brandon, Vis, and Parth graduate from undergraduate programs, and Vis and Parth continue on to medical school!
Good luck to all in the next phase of their lives! We will miss you!