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As a researcher, I am broadly interested in integrating approaches and technologies found in synthetic and systems biology, metabolic engineering, chemical biology and quantitative biology to facilitate microbial engineering. At Virginia Tech, I had my first exposure to these emergent fields while working as an undergraduate to build out and characterize a bi-stable genetic toggle switch. Subsequently, I joined the lab of [[Fong|Dr. Stephen Fong]] at Virginia Commonwealth University endeavoring toward a PhD in Integrative Life Sciences. Currently, I am involved in projects revolving around ''ex vivo'' approaches for cloning and synthetic biology, a synthetic biomolecular delivery system and a cost analysis for the interpretation of genome-scale models. My overall research interests include:
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As a researcher, I am broadly interested in integrating approaches and technologies found in synthetic and systems biology, metabolic engineering, chemical biology and quantitative biology to facilitate microbial engineering. At Virginia Tech, I had my first exposure to these emergent fields while working as an undergraduate to build out and characterize a bi-stable genetic toggle switch. Subsequently, I joined the lab of [[Fong|Dr. Stephen Fong]] at Virginia Commonwealth University endeavoring toward a PhD in Integrative Life Sciences. Currently, I am involved in projects revolving around ''ex vivo'' approaches for cloning and synthetic biology, a synthetic biomolecular delivery system and a cost analysis for the interpretation of genome-scale models. My research interests include:
 
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*Cell-Free and ''ex vivo'' approaches to molecular biology and biotechnology
 
*Cell-Free and ''ex vivo'' approaches to molecular biology and biotechnology
 
*Genome engineering and high-throughput cloning
 
*Genome engineering and high-throughput cloning
*Development of engineered exotic microorganisms
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*Global physiology and single-cell characterization
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*Development of engineering platforms for exotic microorganisms
 
*Engineered microbial consortia and microbiota
 
*Engineered microbial consortia and microbiota
 
*Synthetic metagenomics
 
*Synthetic metagenomics

Revision as of 07:27, 1 May 2014

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Adam B. Fisher

Candidly counting some colonies

In nature hybrid species are usually sterile, but in science the reverse is often true.
Hybrid subjects are often astonishingly fertile, whereas if a scientific discipline remains too pure it usually wilts.
- Francis Crick


What I cannot create, I cannot understand.
- Richard Feynman



I am very comfortable with the idea that we can override biology with free will.
- Richard Dawkins



As a researcher, I am broadly interested in integrating approaches and technologies found in synthetic and systems biology, metabolic engineering, chemical biology and quantitative biology to facilitate microbial engineering. At Virginia Tech, I had my first exposure to these emergent fields while working as an undergraduate to build out and characterize a bi-stable genetic toggle switch. Subsequently, I joined the lab of Dr. Stephen Fong at Virginia Commonwealth University endeavoring toward a PhD in Integrative Life Sciences. Currently, I am involved in projects revolving around ex vivo approaches for cloning and synthetic biology, a synthetic biomolecular delivery system and a cost analysis for the interpretation of genome-scale models. My research interests include:

  • Cell-Free and ex vivo approaches to molecular biology and biotechnology
  • Genome engineering and high-throughput cloning
  • Global physiology and single-cell characterization
  • Development of engineering platforms for exotic microorganisms
  • Engineered microbial consortia and microbiota
  • Synthetic metagenomics
  • Protein engineering
  • Construction and simulation of genome-scale models
  • Statistical models of biological sequences


Education & Training

Virginia Commonwealth University · Richmond, VA · 2011 — 2014

  • Ph.D. · Integrative Life Sciences
    • Advised by Stephen S. Fong

Virginia Tech · Blacksburg, VA · 2007 — 2011

  • B.S. · Biological Sciences
    • Concentration in Microbiology & Immunology
  • Minor · Business


Publications

  • Fisher, A. B., Canfield, Z. B., Hayward, L. C. & Fong, S. "Ex vivo DNA assembly". Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (2013). doi:10.3389/fbioe.2013.00012
  • Vanee N, Fisher AB, Fong SS. “Evolutionary Engineering for Industrial Microbiology”. Subcellular Biochemistry: Reprogramming Microbial Metabolic Pathways (New York: Springer Verlag, 2012), Vol. 64.


Presentations

  • Poster - DNA Assembly for free: using cellular lysates to decrease cloning costs, Synthetic Biology 6.0. Imperial College of London, UK 9-12 July 2013
  • Talk/Poster - Cyanobacteria: A sustainable manufacturing platform, iGEM Americas Regional Jamboree. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 8-10 October 2011


Intellectual Property

  • Fisher AB, Brooks JP, Fong SS (2013) Cellular Strain Design Using Large-Scale Cost Analysis (Virginia Commonwealth University)