Publications in PubMed
Group leader, Natural product genetic engineering
Stanford Genome Technology Center
Our group at the Stanford Genome Technology Center uses synthetic biology tools for engineering cellular systems and optimizing adaptive evolution, especially in yeast and bacteria. We are developing methods for rapid prototyping of engineered natural products, especially those produced by assembly-line enzymes such as polyketide synthases. We are focused on bioactivity against drug-resistant bacteria and undruggable cancer targets.
PhD: Stanford University, Biomedical Informatics
I completed my PhD research in Stanford's Biomedical Informatics Training Program (BMI). I worked primarily with Ron Davis, Guri Giaever, and Daphne Koller.
Summer 2005: Notes for BMI qualifying exam.
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
At Notre Dame I worked at the Center for Tropical Disease Research and Training, with Frank Collins and Nora Besansky. They study Anopheline mosquitoes, the primary vectors of the malaria parasite in Sub-Saharan Africa.