Research in the Center

Research in the CSB takes place in multiple departments across campus and involves engineered gene regulatory mechanisms and networks, engineered signaling pathways, metabolic engineering, and engineered biological molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. CSB researchers are using synthetic biology to develop new tools to study existing biological systems, novel diagnostics and therapeutics, cellular platforms for chemical synthesis, and new strains for industrial processes. 


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Core Faculty



Eric Klavins

Electrical Engineering
Bioengineering 

new tools to study existing biological systems, engineered regulatory mechanisms and networks, engineered signaling pathways, diagnostics and therapeutics, strains for industrial processes

David Baker

Biochemistry

engineered biomolecules, tools, diagnostics and therapeutics, chemical synthesis 

James Carothers

Chemical EngineeringBioengineering

engineered regulatory mechanisms and networks, engineered biomolecules, tools, diagnostics and therapeutics, chemical synthesis, metabolic engineering

Maitreya Dunham

Genome Sciences

regulatory mechanisms, tools, strains for industrial processes

Hao Yuan Keuh

Bioengineering

engineering immune cells to fight cancer and other life-threatening diseases

Ben Kerr

Biology

new tools to study existing biological systems

Kyung Hyuk Kim

Bioengineering

new tools to study existing biological systems

Mary Lidstrom

Chemical EngineeringMicrobiology

metabolic engineering, chemical synthesis, strains for industrial processes

Ray Monnat 

PathologyGenome sciences

new tools to study existing biological systems, novel diagnostics and therapeutics

Jennifer Nemhauser

Biology

engineered regulatory mechanisms and networks, engineered signaling pathways


Georg Seelig

Electrical EngineeringComputer Science

Bioengineering

engineered biomolecules, tools, diagnostics and therapeutics

Herbert Sauro

Bioengineering

new tools to study existing biological systems

Kelly Stevens

Bioengineering

stem cell biology, tissue engineering, micro/nanofabrication, bioprinting

Wenying Shou

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center

engineered regulatory mechanisms and networks, engineered signaling pathways

Jesse Zalatan

Chemistry

molecular mechanisms of cell signaling networks, rewiring signaling pathways, spatial control of biochemical reactions