Title(s): Professor of Biological Engineering ;
Director, Synthetic Biology Center at MIT
Affiliated lab(s): Dept. of Biological Engineering | Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Center for Synthetic Biology | CSAIL
Research interest: Synthetic biology. Construction and analysis of synthetic gene networks. Use of computer engineering principles of abstraction, composition, and interface specifications to program cells with sensors and actuators precisely controlled by analog and digital logic circuitry. Emphasis on establishing the engineering foundation for synthetic biology and the pursuit of novel applications enabled by the technology (e.g. programmed tissue engineering, diabetes, engineered neuronal circuits).