Haynes lab undergraduate researcher Brady Laughlin has been selected for a summer 2013 internship at TGen.
Helios Scholars at TGen is a paid, eight-week summer internship program in biomedical research open to Arizona high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical school students. Interns work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a TGen scientist to unravel the genetic components of diabetes, neurological disease and cancer. At TGen North in Flagstaff, interns focus their summer research on public health and pathogens such as Valley Fever and antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Haynes lab Ph.D. student Rene Davis is a 2013 recipient of an Advancing Science in America (ARCS) Award. She was invited to the 38th annual ARCS Scholar Dinner at the Phoenix Art Museum on Friday, April 26, 2013, where she presented a poster for her project “Exploring Cell-Cell Communication to Engineer Living Biosensors.”
Arizona State University is beginning to establish its place on the map in the burgeoning field of synthetic biology. Notable strides in research are being made by faculty members and students in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Assistant professor Karmella Haynes was recently the featured speaker on the subject of advances in synthetic biology for the Arizona Science Center’s New Frontiers in Medical Science lecture series.
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March is Women’s History Month. The National Women’s History Project declared this year’s theme “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination,” celebrating women’s extraordinary contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
I am lucky to have several role models who are women and strong leaders in the STEM fields. One I’d like to highlight is Tuajuanda Jordan, a scientist, professor, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lewis & Clark in Oregon.
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ASU Research Matters – March 18, 2013
July 30 – August 12, 2013
Application deadline: April 15, 2003
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory courses in biology are a widely known as truly one-of-a-kind experiences. Participants have come away with a new depth of knowledge and a reinvigorated excitement for exploring research beyond their comfort zones. I and three other faculty in synthetic biology, David Savage, Julius Lucks, and Jeff Tabor, have been invited to run a new course this year. We’re already getting the equipment and materials together to help 16 invited biohackers to design, test, and build genetic circuits. It’s shaping up nicely and we’re very excited about it.
We have a great line-up of speakers: Adam Arkin (University of California, Berkeley), Michelle Chang (University of California Berkeley), Andy Ellington (University of Texas at Austin), Justin Gallivan (Emory University), Daniel Gibson (J. Craig Venter Institute), Michael Jewett (Northwestern University), Eric Klavins (University of Washington), Richard Murray (California Institute of Technology), Pam Silver (Harvard Medical School), Chris Voigt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ron Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
For more details about the course and the application process, visit the 2013 CSHL Course in Synthetic Biology web page.
Dr. Karmella Haynes will present “Synthetic Biology: From Copying Life to Building Life” at the Arizona Science Center on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Visit http://azscience.org/who_are_you/new_frontiers_in_medical_science
Congratulations to Caroline Hom (Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative fellow) and the 2012 ASU iGEM team members Khateeb Hyder Hussain, Ryan Muller, Nisarg Patel, and Abhinav Markus (FURI) for being invited to give oral presentations at the 2013 Institute for Biological Engineering conference this week!
Read more about the conference here.
Caroline Hom – “Synthetic Biology and Bioinformatics for Predictable Control of Therapeutic Genes”
Khateeb Hyder Hussain, Ryan Muller, Nisarg Patel, and Abhinav Markus – “Detection of water-borne pathogens via split beta-galactosidase complementation”