The journal club’s objective is to assess recent journal articles and to discuss how the findings apply to current research.
Graduate students and PostDocs are encouraged to apply to present papers.
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Rational Design of Mini-Cas9 for Transcriptional Activation
Presented by Jama Hagi-Yusuf from the Kwan Lab on April 11th, 2018.
DNA Origami Inside-Out Viruses
Presented by Meghan Davies from the Martin Lab on March 14th, 2018.
Synchrony and pattern formation of coupled genetic oscillators on a chip of artificial cells
Presented by Laura Leclerc, from the Labs of Drs. Shih and Kwan, on February 14th, 2018.
A semi-synthetic organism that stores and retrieves increased genetic information
Presented by Alex Poisson from the Whiteway Lab on December 13th, 2017.
Single-Cell Virology: On-Chip Investigation of Viral Infection Dynamics
Presented by Kenza Samlali from the Shih Lab on November 22nd, 2017.
Cell cycle entry triggers a switch between two modes of Cdc42 activation during yeast polarization
Presented by Anna Carolina Borges Pereira da Costa from the Whiteway Lab on October 18th, 2017.
Cell-free extract based optimization of biomolecular circuits with droplet microfluidics
Presented by Alaa Selim from the Shih Lab on September 20th, 2017.
Systematic bacterialization of yeast genes identifies a near-universally swappable pathway
Presented by Pablo Godoy from the Whiteway Lab on August 30th, 2017.
A modular yeast biosensor for low-cost point-of-care pathogen detection
Presented by William Cheney from the Martin Lab on July 12th, 2017.
Engineering RGB color vision into Escherichia coli
Presented by Mathieu Husser from the Shih Lab on June 14th, 2017.
Design of a synthetic yeast genome
Presented by Jaideep Mallick from the Whiteway Lab on May 3rd, 2017.
A glucose-sensing toggle switch for autonomous, high productivity genetic control
Presented by Leanne Bourgeois from the Martin Lab on April 5th, 2017.
An ambiguity principle for assigning protein structural domains
Presented by Laura Leclerc, from the Labs of Drs. Shih and Kwan, on March 8th, 2017.
Ultrahigh-throughput–directed enzyme evolution by absorbance-activated droplet sorting (AADS)
Presented by Fatemeh Ahmadi from the Shih Lab on February 8th, 2017.
A Tunable Protein Piston That Breaks Membranes to Release Encapsulated Cargo
Presented by Alex Campbell, Martin Lab alumnus, on January 25th, 2017.
Portable, On-Demand Biomolecular Manufacturing
Presented by Mohamed Nasr, from the Labs of Dr. Martin and Dr. Kwan, on November 30th, 2016.
Droplet barcoding for single-cell transcriptomics applied to embryonic stem cells
Presented by Hugo Sinha from the Shih Lab on November 16th, 2018.
Programming cells by multiplex genome engineering and accelerated evolution
Presented by Michael Pyne from the Martin Lab on October 19th, 2016.
Spatiotemporal microbial evolution on antibiotic landscapes
Presented by Alex Vallerand from the Martin Lab on September 21st, 2016.
Versatile and on-demand biologics co-production in yeast
Presented by Raha Parvizi Omran from the Whiteway Lab on April 25th, 2018.
Hydrogel droplet single-cell processing: DNA purification, handling, release, and on-chip linearization
Presented by Fatemeh Ahmadi from the Shih Lab on March 28th, 2018.
Resetting the Yeast Epigenome with Human Nucleosomes
Presented by Manjari Shrivastava from the Whiteway Lab on February 28th, 2018.
Single-cell RT-PCR in microfluidic droplets with integrated chemical lysis
Presented by Amin Firouzeh from the Shih Lab on January 31st, 2018.
A stabilized microbial ecosystem of self-limiting bacteria using synthetic quorum-regulated lysis
Presented by Mohamed Nasr, from the Labs of Dr. Martin and Dr. Kwan, on December 7th, 2017.
Engineering glucose metabolism of Escherichia coli under nitrogen starvation
Presented by Lauren Narcross from the Martin Lab on November 1st, 2017.
Massively parallel single-amino-acid mutagenesis
Presented by Xiaohua Zhang from the Kwan Lab on October 4th, 2017.
A Straightforward Approach for 3D Bacterial Printing
Presented by Alex Vallerand from the Martin Lab on September 6th, 2017.
Combinatorial metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for terminal alkene production
Presented by Jama Hagi-Yusuf from the Kwan Lab on August 9th, 2017.
Harnessing Type I and Type III CRISPR-Cas systems for genome editing
Presented by Michael Pyne from the Martin Lab on June 28th, 2017.
Intelligent Microbial Heat-Regulating Engine (IMHeRE) for Improved Thermo-Robustness and Efficiency of Bioconversion
Presented by Meghan Davies from the Martin Lab on May 17th, 2017.
Multigene Pathway Engineering with Regulatory Linkers (M-PERL)
Presented by James Perry from the Shih Lab on April 19th, 2017.
Multiparameter Optimization in Directed Evolution: Engineering Thermostability, Enantioselectivity, and Activity of an Epoxide Hydrolase
Presented by Ifthiha Mohideen from the Kwan Lab on March 22nd, 2017.
Synthesis and cell-free cloning of DNA libraries using programmable microfluidics
Presented by Ehsan Moazami from the Shih Lab on February 22nd, 2017.
Rapid generation of CRISPR/dCas9-regulated, orthogonally repressible hybrid T7-lac promoters for modular, tuneable control of metabolic pathway fluxes in Escherichia coli
Presented by Lauren Narcross from the Martin Lab on January 11th, 2017.
Artificial Symmetry-Breaking for Morphogenetic Engineering Bacterial Colonies
Presented by Mindy Melgar from the Martin Lab on December 14th, 2016
Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli using synthetic small regulatory RNAs
Presented by Jama Hagi-Yusuf from the Kwan Lab on November 2nd, 2016.
Programmable large area digital microfluidic array with integrated droplet sensing for bioassays
Presented by Amin Firouzeh from the Shih Lab on October 5th, 2016.
Design, synthesis, and testing toward a 57-codon genome
Presented by Gustavo Leite from the Martin Lab on September 7th, 2016.
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