Brian L. Cook, Ph.D.
I recently completed a post-doc as Detector Layer team leader for the MIT RealNose project, a DARPA-funded effort to engineer a biologically-based smell sensor utilizing olfactory receptor proteins. Our work at MIT stemmed from my Ph.D. research project on the large-scale purification and characterization of olfactory receptors.
I've also enjoyed working in synthetic biology as a Graduate Advisor to the 2007 and 2008 MIT iGEM teams. For more info on iGEM (the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition), please see:
- Kong DS, Cook BL, Liu WE, Corin KA,Ravel DB, Melo P, Zhang S, Jacobsen JM. Cell-free synthesis of olfactory receptor membrane proteins in microfluidic devices. Manuscript in preparation.
- Cook BL, Steuerwald D, Kaiser L, Graveland-Bikker J, Vanberghem M, Berke AP, Herlihy K, Pick H, Vogel H, and Zhang S. . pmid:19581598.
- Ren H, Yu D, Ge B, Cook B, Xu Z, and Zhang S. . pmid:19223978.
- Jiang X, Austin PF, Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Riehm JJ, Cook BL, Pengue G, Chitaley K, Nakayama K, Nakayama KI, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:19596792.
- Cook BL, Ernberg KE, Chung H, and Zhang S. . pmid:18682799.
- Mershin A, Cook B, Kaiser L, and Zhang S. . pmid:16273069.
- Austin PF, Cook BL, Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Coplen DE, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:15371785.
- Deverman BE, Cook BL, Manson SR, Niederhoff RA, Langer EM, Rosová I, Kulans LA, Fu X, Weinberg JS, Heinecke JW, Roth KA, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:12372300.
- He S, Cook BL, Deverman BE, Weihe U, Zhang F, Prachand V, Zheng J, and Weintraub SJ. . pmid:10594038.