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Participants

Hal Alper

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin


J. Christopher Anderson

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering

University of California, Berkeley


Frances H. Arnold

Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry

Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

California Institute of Technology


Shota Atsumi

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

University of California, Davis


Randy Bartels

Monfort Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

School of Biomedical Engineering

Colorado State University


Kirstie Bellman

Principal Scientist

Computer and Software Division

The Aerospace Corporation, an FFRDC


Steven Benner

Distinguished Fellow

Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc.


Meredith Betterton

Assistant Professor

Physics

University of Colorado at Boulder

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Richard Bonneau

Assistant Professor

Biology and Computer Science

New York University


Richard Braatz

Professor and Millennium Chair

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cassandra M. Brooks

Freelance Science Writer


Donald Burke-Agüero

Associate Professor

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Department of Biochemistry

University of Missouri


Yizhi Cai

PhD Student, Graduate Research Associate

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Virginia Tech


Barry Canton

Founder

Ginkgo BioWorks


R. Alta Charo

Senior Advisor

Office of the Commissioner

Food & Drug Administration


Tanguy Chouard

Senior Editor, Biology

Nature


Patrick Cirino

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University


Sonya L. Collins

Graduate Student

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Georgia


John Cumbers

Graduate Student

Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry

Brown University / NASA


Narasimhan Danthi

Program Director

Advanced Technologies Branch

NIH/NHLBI


Gregory Dewey

Robert E. Finnigan Professor

Computational Biology

Keck Graduate Institute


Laura Dress

Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Michael Elowitz

Associate Professor of Biology and Applied Physics

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

California Institute of Technology


Sarah E. Evans

Program Analyst

U.S. Department of State


Roxanne Ford

Program Director

W.M. Keck Foundation


William Foster

Clinical Associate Professor & Research Professor

Ophthalmology & Physics

Weill-Cornell Medical School & The University of Houston


Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera

Research Scientist

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Justin Gallivan

Associate Professor

Chemistry

Emory University


Charles Gersbach

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Duke University


Joshua Gilmore

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fuels Synthesis

Joint BioEnergy Institute


James Glazier

Director, Biocomplexity Institute

Physics

Indiana University


Catherine Goodman

Associate Editor

Nature Chemical Biology


Anne Heberger Marino

Senior Evaluation Associate

National Academies Keck Futures Intiative

The National Academies


Henry Hess

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Columbia University


Kerwyn Huang

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering

Stanford University


Oleg Igoshin

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering

Rice University


Farren Isaacs

Postdoctoral Fellow

Genetics

Harvard University

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Samie Jaffrey

Associate Professor

Pharmacology

Weill Medical College

Cornell University


Michael Jewett

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Northwestern University


Frederik C. Joelving

Graduate Student

Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program

New York University


Cristen Kelly

Program Associate

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

The National Academies


Wendy Kelly

Assistant Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Georgia Institute of Technology


Chaitan Khosla

Chair, Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Stanford University


Ching-Hwa Kiang

Professor

Physics & Astronomy

Rice University


Kent Kirshenbaum

Associate Professor

Chemistry

New York University


Eric Klavins

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering

University of Washington


Rob Knight

Assistant Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Colorado, Boulder


Melissa Knothe Tate

Professor

Biomedical and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Case Western Reserve University


Carla Koehler

Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles


Jane Kondev

Professor of Physics

Physics and Program in Quantitative Biology

Brandeis University


Tanja Kortemme

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF & California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Olga P. Kuchment

Science Writing Program

University of California, Santa Cruz


Jay B. Labov

Senior Advisor for Education and Communication

National Academy of Sciences

The National Academies


Paul Laibinis

Professor

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Vanderbilt University


David A. LaVan

Project Leader

Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Joshua Leonard

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Northwestern University


Rachel Lesinski

Program Associate

National Academies Keck Futures Intiative

The National Academies


Wendell Lim

Professor

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of California, San Francisco


Qing Lin

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

University at Buffalo


Kerry Love

Posdoctoral Associate

Chemical Engineering

Massachusets Insttitute of Technology


Yi Lu

Professor

Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Michel Maharbiz

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California, Berkeley


Noah Malmstadt

Assistant Professor

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Southern California

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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John March

Assistant Professor

Biological Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Cornell University


Ichiro Matsumura

Associate Professor

Biochemistry

Emory University School of Medicine


Kathleen Matthews

Stewart Memorial Professor

Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Rice University


Jennifer Maynard

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

University of Texas at Austin


Linda Miller

Executive Editor

Nature and the Nature Journals

Nature Publishing Group


Ronald Milligan

Professor, Director

Cell Biology, Center for Integrative Molecular Biosciences

The Scripps Research Institute


Shalini Misra

Planning, Policy and Design

School of Social Ecology

University of California, Irvine


Alexander Mitrophanov

Research Scientist

Biotechnology High-Performance Computing Software

Applications Institute


Russell Monds

Senior Fellow

Chemical and Systems Biology

Stanford University


Richard Murray

Professor

Control & Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering

California Institute of Technology


Robert Nerem

Professor and Director

Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience

Georgia Institute of Technology


Alexander J. Ninfa

Professor

Biological Chemistry

University of Michigan Medical School


Julie Norville

Ph.D Candidate

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Santa J. Ono

Senior Vice Provost

Emory University

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Erin K. O’Shea

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Department of Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology

Harvard University


Norman Packard

CEO

ProtoLife Inc.


Joe Palca

Science Correpondent

NPR


Lynne R. Peeples

Graduate Student

Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program

New York University


Maria Pellegrini

Executive Director, Programs

W.M. Keck Foundation


Todd Peterson

Vice President, Research and Development

Genomics Technologies R&D

Molecular Biology Systems

Invitrogen, Life Technologies


Jeffrey L. Poet

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computer Science, Math and Physics

Missouri Western State University


Kristala L. J. Prather

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Nathan Price

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & Institute for Genomic Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Christopher Rao

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Sohi Rastegar

Director

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

National Science Foundation


Ann Reid

Director

American Society for Microbiology

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Brandon R. Reynolds

Freelance Writer

University of Southern California


Penny Riggs

Assistant Professor

Animal Science

Texas A&M University


Richard Roberts

Professor

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science & Biology

University of Southern California


Alexander Rose

Executive Director

The Longnow Foundation


Deboleena Roy

Associate Professor

Women’s Studies and Neuroscience and Behavior Biology

Emory University


Katherine S. Ryan

Postdoctoral Scholar

Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD


Stephen Ryan

President, Doheny Eye Institute

Grace and Emery Beardsley Distinguished Professor in Ophthalmology

Board Member W.M. Keck Foundation


Casim Sarkar

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering

University of Pennsylvania


Alanna Schepartz

Milton Harris ’29 Ph.D. Professor

Chemistry and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Yale University


Jeffery A. Schloss

Program Director, Technology Development Coordination

Extramural Research

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health


Claudia Schmidt-Dannert

Professor

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

University of Minnesota


Stephanie W. Schupska

Graduate Student

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Georgia


Georg Seelig

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Washington

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Ehud Shapiro

Professor

Department of Computer Science and Applied Math and Dept of Biological Chemistry

Weizmann Institute of Science


Reshma Shetty

DNA Hacker

Ginkgo BioWorks


Michael L. Shuler

McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Cornell University


Samuel Sia

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Columbia University


Michael Sismour

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow

Genetics

Harvard University


Steven Skiena

Professor

Computer Science

Stony Brook University


Christina D. Smolke

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Department of Bioengineering

Stanford University


H.Tom Soh

Associate Professor

Materials and Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Santa Barbara


Eileen M. Spain

Professor

Chemistry

Occidental College


David Sprinzak

Postdoctoral Scholar

Biology

California Institute of Technology


Narayan Srinivasa

Senior Research Scientist

Information and System Sciences

HRL Laboratories LLC


Daniel Stokols

Chancellor’s Professor

Department of Planning, Policy and Design and Department of Psychology and Social Behavior

Program in Public Health and Department of Epidemiology

School of Social Ecology and College of Health Sciences

University of California, Irvine


David Stopak

Recruiting Editor

PNAS

The National Academies

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Daniel W. Strain

Science Communication

University of Southern California


Michael Strano

Charles and Hilda Roddey Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Kimberly Suda-Blake

Program Director

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

The National Academies


Nancy Sung

Senior Program Officer

Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Jeffrey Tabor

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

University of California, San Francisco


Mercedes Talley

Program Director

W.M. Keck Foundation


Yinjie Tang

Assistant Professor

Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

Washington University


Jingdong Tian

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Duke University


David Tirrell

Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor

Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

California Institute of Technology


Daniel van der Lelie

Scientist

Biology

Brookhaven National Laboratory


Valda Vinson

Senior Editor

Science Editorial

Science, AAAS


Christopher Voigt

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

University of California, San Francisco


Clifford Wang

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Stanford University


Pin Wang

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Southern California

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Yingxiao Wang

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Douglas Weibel

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Leor Weinberger

Assistant Professor / Pew Scholar

Chemistry & Biochemistry, and

Whitaker Institute for Biomedical Engineering

University of California, San Diego


Ron Weiss

Associate Professor

Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jonathan S. Weissman

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of California, San Francisco


Joshua Weitz

Assistant Professor

Biology and Physics

Georgia Institute of Technology


Lauren M. Whaley

Masters Candidate

Specialized Journalism

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism


Jan A. Witkowski

Executive Director

Banbury Center

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Eileen Woo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chemical and Systems Biology

Stanford University


Bing Xu

Associate Professor

Chemistry

Brandeis University


Elsa Yan

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Yale University


Peng Yin

Senior Postdoctoral Scholar

Bioengineering, Computer Science, Center for Biological Circuit Design

California Institute of Technology

Suggested Citation:"Participants." National Research Council. 2010. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration: Interdisciplinary Research Team Summaries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12836.
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Hang Yin

Assistant Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Colorado at Boulder


Yohei Yokobayashi

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

University of California, Davis


Lingchong You

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Duke University


Huimin Zhao

Professor

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Laurie Zoloth

Director

Center for Bioethics, Science and Society

Northwestern University

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Synthetic biology is an innovative and growing field that unites engineering and biology. It builds on the powerful research that came about as a result of a recombinant DNA technology and genome sequencing. By definition, synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary enterprise comprising biologists of many specialties, engineers, physicists, computer scientists and others. It promises a fundamentally deeper understanding of how living systems work and the capacity to recreate them for medicine, public health and the environment, including renewable energy.

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