Lon Chubiz

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Graduate Activities

  • Member OWW Steering Committee
  • Internal Vice-President ChBE Graduate Student Advisory Council (2005-2007)
  • Teaching Assisant
    • Mass Transfer and Separations, Spring 2007
    • Process Dynamics and Control, Fall 2006
    • Unit Operations, Spring 2006
    • Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2005

Research Interests

Translational regulation and control strategies. In all branches of life organisms have evolved highly sophisticated strategies to regulate gene expression. Although transcriptional level control has been extensively studied, translational level events are becoming more important to understand. A primary example is the observation that there is very limited correlation between mRNA abundance and protein concentration. As we try to reprogram cellular behavior with increasingly sensitive systems, this paradox will become an important phenomena to understand in order to produce optimized cellular responses.

Transcriptional Regulatory Networks and Cellular Physiology.


  • Chubiz, L.M. and Rao, C.V., Computational design of orthogonal ribosomes, Nucleic Acids Res. (2008) PMID: 18522973

Personal Interests

  • Summer: Bicycling, outdoor activities.
  • Winter: Snowboarding, Bicycling (yes, I actually ride my bike year-round)
  • Indoor: Reading, Movies, and general R&R


  • Post : Use Rao Lab mailing address.
  • Email: lchubiz2 AT illinois DOT edu