We study how synthetic gene networks and genetic context can be used to enact feedback control.
We experiment with biological nonlinearities in living cells to realize novel computation.
We build models to represent computation, adaptation, and memory in living cells.
August 2023: Enoch helped organize a workshop at the Banff International Research Station in 2023. The schedule of talks and recordings can be found here.
August 2023: We finished a 2-week cloning workshop and successfully built over a dozen new strains for various research projects. Congratulations to this year’s cohort of awesome students: Olivia Simon, Claire Kuykendall, Harris Clark, Brian Brown, Daniel Park, Chris Muray, Annie Nguyen, and Annelise Fuhrer!
August 2023: Andras Gyorgy came to UC Santa Barbara to visit our group and give a seminar.
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July 2023: Michael Zheng, an undergraduate researcher working with Alec Taylor, has graduated with a double major in Chemistry and Statistics and will start at Carnegie Melon University in the fall to pursue a Master’s degree in computational biology!
June-July 2023: Enoch Yeung visited Imperial College, Universite de Namur, ETH Zurich, and University of Luxembourg to present our recent work in synthetic biology and biological control.
Many thanks to Guy-Bart Stan, Alex Mauroy, Mustafa Khammash, and Jorge Goncalves for the invitation to visit and present our work!
May 2023: Charles Johnson presented an invited talk titled “Subspace Invariance Properties of Mixed Dictionary Functions for Approximating Koopman Operators” at the SIAM Data Sciences Conference. Well done, Charles!
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May 2023: Jamiree was accepted to the 2023 SIAM Mathematical Modeling Camp. Congratulations, Jamiree!
May 2023: Aqib Hasnain successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled “Modeling transcriptional regulation for analysis and design of synthetic biological systems”. Congratulations, Aqib!
Aqib has accepted a postdoctoral scholar position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working with Dr. Dawn Chiniquy! Congratulations, Aqib!
May 2023: Enoch Yeung won an NSF 2023 CAREER Award titled “A Novel Framework for Measuring and Engineering Twisting and Writhing in DNA”. Many thanks to Cannon Mallory, Dennis Joshy, Alec Taylor, and Amanda Hart for all their supporting work in the preparation process!