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I am a second year graduate student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) PhD program at Harvard University working in the laboratory of Pamela Silver.


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Jernej Turnšek
Jernej Turnšek


Jernej Turnšek | Ph.D. Student
Harvard Medical School | Department of Systems Biology | 200 Longwood Avenue | Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-797-5386 | Fax: 617-432-5012 | Email:
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To understand biological, chemical and physical forces in biomineralization processes. | To use engineered cells for sustainable production of materials.

  • Biomineralization | Biomaterials
  • Enzymology | Protein Engineering
  • Marine Microbiota | Marine Natural Products
  • Phase Transitions in Cell Biology
  • Astrobiology | Space Exploration | Origins of Life


Coming soon.


  1. Conrado RJ, Wu GC, Boock JT, Xu H, Chen SY, Lebar T, Turnšek J, Tomšič N, Avbelj M, Gaber R, Koprivnjak T, Mori J, Glavnik V, Vovk I, Benčina M, Hodnik V, Anderluh G, Dueber JE, Jerala R, and DeLisa MP. . pmid:22021385. PubMed HubMed [paper1]

Past Affiliations

  • Ginkgo BioWorks, Inc., Boston, MA (10/2012 - 06/2013) | Ginkgo BioWorks
  • Jerala Lab at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia (05/2010 - 07/2012) | Jerala Lab

Selected Awards & Accomplishments


  • University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Diploma in Biotechnology, 06/2012
  • Diploma thesis entitled: "Synthetic biology approach towards improvement of carotenoid biosynthetic pathway using zinc fingers"


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