User:Reshma P. Shetty

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I am a co-founder of [http://ginkgobioworks.com Ginkgo BioWorks, Inc.].
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===Education===
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*Ph.D. in [http://web.mit.edu/be Biological Engineering] from [http://web.mit.edu MIT], 2008.
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*B.S. in [http://www.cs.utah.edu/ Computer Science] from the [http://www.utah.edu/ University of Utah], 2002.
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===Current research===
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'''My current work is in the area of synthetic biology.'''
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*[http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/41843 Applying engineering principles to the design and construction of transcriptional devices] (Ph.D. thesis)
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*[[Reshma Shetty/FAQ and thoughts | FAQ and thoughts]]: my own answers to frequently asked questions and objections to the field as well as thoughts on related experimental issues.
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'''Other related discussions and projects in which I am involved.'''
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*[[BioBricks]]: a one stop shop for all BioBricks related information and projects.
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*[[Synthetic Biology:Abstraction hierarchy | Abstraction hierarchy]]: thinking about a framework within which to engineer synthetic biological systems.
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*[[Synthetic Biology:Vectors/pSB**5 design | A new BioBricks vector design]]: designing a new, extensible BioBricks vector scaffold.
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*[[Standard_E._coli_Strain_for_BioBricks | A standard strain for BioBricks]]: specifying a standard strain in which BioBricks parts, devices and systems would operate.
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*[[Parts characterization | Standards for parts characterization]]: thinking about what BioBricks characterization standards might look like.
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*[[Synthetic Biology:Vectors/Barcode | Barcodes for synthetic biological systems]]
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===Teaching===
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*[[iGEM:MIT/2006|MIT iGEM]]: I served as an advisor to the 2006 MIT iGEM team.  (iGEM is an acronym for international Genetically Engineering Machines competition.)  The team won [http://igem2006.com/results.htm "Best System"] for engineering bacteria to smell like wintergreen and banana over the course of a single summer. 
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*[[BE.109|BE.109: Laboratory fundamentals of biological engineering]]: I was a teaching assistant for BE.109 in Spring 2006.  [[Natalie Kuldell]] and I experimented with the integration of BE.109 and OpenWetWare.
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*[http://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/7/sp04/7.91/index.html BE.490: Foundations of Computational & Systems Biology]: In Spring 2004, I was a teaching assistant for BE.490.
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===Previous research===
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*Prior to coming to MIT, I spent a few months in [http://www-cryst.bioc.cam.ac.uk/ Tom Blundell's lab] at the [http://www.cam.ac.uk/ University of Cambridge] working on [http://raven.bioc.cam.ac.uk/ RAPPER]: ''ab initio'' conformational search algorithm for restraint-based protein structure modeling.
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*Before that, I worked as an undergrad research assistant for several years in [http://www.biology.utah.edu/faculty2.php?inum=7 Baldomero Olivera's] lab at the [http://www.utah.edu/ University of Utah].  I worked on a few different projects during that time including the identification of the post-translational modification enzyme γ-glutamyl carboxylase in ''Conus'' and ''Drosophila''.  Also, I helped to discover two novel superfamilies of neurotoxins from the venom of the molluscs ''Conus''.
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See [[Reshma Shetty/Publications | my publications]].
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===Honors===
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*National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2005-2007.
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*Whitaker Graduate Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering, 2002-2004.
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*Andrew and Edna Viterbi Fellowship in Computational Biology, 2002-2003.
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===Activities===
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'''Some non-research but still important discussions and projects in which I am participating.'''
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*[[Main Page | OpenWetWare]]: a wiki for researchers in biological science and engineering to enable more sharing and collaboration in the research community.  I serve on the [[OpenWetWare steering committee]].  Here are [[Special:Contributions/Rshetty | my contributions]] to the site.
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*[http://igem2006.com iGEM]: I served as a part-time iGEM 2006 ambassador to Asia.
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*[[Publishing Group | Publishing]]: can we improve the publishing system in synthetic biology? 
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**To this end, I helped set up the MIT DSpace synthetic biology publishing archive.  Check out the archive [https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/18185/browse-date by date] [https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/18185/browse-author by author]
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*[[Synthetic Society | Synthetic Society Working Group]]: a working group exploring societal issues around synthetic biology.
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*Previously, I also helped to organize [http://syntheticbiology.org/Synthetic_Biology_1.0.html Synthetic Biology 1.0]: The First International Meeting on Synthetic Biology.
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===Contact===
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Reshma Shetty<br>
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rshetty AT ginkgobioworks DOT com
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===Bookmarks===
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===Miscellaneous===
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*[[Reshma Shetty/blog]] <-- trying out a blog
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*[http://science.slashdot.org/science/06/11/06/1913228.shtml We made Slashdot!]
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*[http://money.cnn.com/ CNN Money] has an [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/15/pf/training_pay/index.htm article] called "Big jobs that pay badly."  The three examples they cite: architect, chef and academic research scientist.
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*The other kind of [http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2731 biobricks].
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*[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/11/AR2005111100674.html Google, Venter and genomics ... oh my!]
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*[http://www.quarter-life-crisis.com Quarter-Life-Crisis]: outlet for the artistically inclined twenty-something. (Shameless plug for a friend's website.)
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*The [http://aimediaserver.com/studiodaily/videoplayer/?src=harvard/harvard.swf&width=640&height=520 Mechanome]
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[[Category:Steering Committee member]]

Current revision

I am a co-founder of Ginkgo BioWorks, Inc..

Education

Current research

My current work is in the area of synthetic biology.

Other related discussions and projects in which I am involved.

Teaching

Previous research

  • Prior to coming to MIT, I spent a few months in Tom Blundell's lab at the University of Cambridge working on RAPPER: ab initio conformational search algorithm for restraint-based protein structure modeling.
  • Before that, I worked as an undergrad research assistant for several years in Baldomero Olivera's lab at the University of Utah. I worked on a few different projects during that time including the identification of the post-translational modification enzyme γ-glutamyl carboxylase in Conus and Drosophila. Also, I helped to discover two novel superfamilies of neurotoxins from the venom of the molluscs Conus.

See my publications.

Honors

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2005-2007.
  • Whitaker Graduate Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering, 2002-2004.
  • Andrew and Edna Viterbi Fellowship in Computational Biology, 2002-2003.

Activities

Some non-research but still important discussions and projects in which I am participating.

Contact

Reshma Shetty
rshetty AT ginkgobioworks DOT com

Bookmarks

Miscellaneous

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