Josh Michener

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==Lab history==
==Lab history==
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*Grad student in the [[Smolke Lab]] at [http://www.caltech.edu Caltech].
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*Grad student in the [[Smolke]] and [[Arnold]] Labs at [http://www.caltech.edu Caltech].
*Rotated in the Smolke, Arnold, and Elowitz labs at Caltech
*Rotated in the Smolke, Arnold, and Elowitz labs at Caltech
*UROP in the [[Endy Lab]] at [http://web.mit.edu/ MIT], January 2005 - January 2006.
*UROP in the [[Endy Lab]] at [http://web.mit.edu/ MIT], January 2005 - January 2006.

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Josh Michener

Education

  • 3rd year Bioengineering grad student at Caltech
  • S.B. 2006, Chemical Engineering and Biology at MIT

Lab history

  • Grad student in the Smolke and Arnold Labs at Caltech.
  • Rotated in the Smolke, Arnold, and Elowitz labs at Caltech
  • UROP in the Endy Lab at MIT, January 2005 - January 2006.

Contact Info

Josh Michener
1200 E. California Blvd.
MC 210-41
Pasadena, CA, 91125

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Research

My research focuses on applying RNA switches, developed elsewhere in the lab, to provide dynamic control of enzymatic pathways. Specifically, I am using those switches to construct feedback control systems, with the goal of producing a predictable output despite variations in reaction conditions. These control systems can then be used in metabolic engineering to change both the transient and equilibrium responses of a pathway.

Past Projects

  • Development of an in vivo screen for synthetic riboswitches.
  • Design and construction of a screening plasmid to measure the PoPS transfer curve of a BioBricks device.

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