Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. – Einstein
Welcome! I'm a third-year doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA and a member of Dr. Stephen Fong's Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering. Currently, I am working on designing and characterizing genetic components useful for controlling transcription and translation in Escherichia coli. In the near future, I hope to apply this work toward metabolic pathway engineering. I am also actively developing synthetic biology educational material. Please feel free to email me.
- McArthur GH 4th, Gowen CM and Fong SS. (2010). Modulating gene expression with designed UP elements. In preparation.
- McArthur GH 4th and Fong SS. (2009). Toward engineering synthetic microbial metabolism. J. Biomed. Biotechnol. doi:10.1155/2010/459760.
- Poster (invited) - A synthetic platform for controlling gene expression, Workshop: What are the potential roles of synthetic biology in NASA's mission?, 30-31 October 2010, NASA Ames Center, Moffett Field, CA
- Poster - Modulating gene expression in Escherichia coli with synthetic UP elements, BIOFAB 2010 Community Meeting, 19-20 July 2010, Emeryville, CA
- Poster - Modulating gene expression in Escherichia coli with synthetic UP elements, ASM 2010, 23-27 May 2010, San Diego, CA
- Poster - Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a photosynthetic cellular chassis and power supply for synthetic biological systems, BioSysBio 2009, 23-25 March 2009, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
- Poster - Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a platform for the direct photosynthesis of advanced biofuels, Institute of Biological Engineering 2009 annual meeting, 19-22 March 2009, Santa Clara, CA
- Poster - A bottom-up approach to synthetic biology education: From iGEM teams to undergraduate curricula, Synthetic Biology 4.0, 10-12 October 2008, HKUST, Hong Kong, China
- Talk - The Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine Team, BioSysBio 2008, 20-22 April 2008, Imperial College London, London, UK
- Poster - Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis: A synthetic biology approach to metabolic engineering, Institute of Biological Engineering 2008 annual meeting, 6-9 March 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
- Talk/poster - Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis: A synthetic biology approach to metabolic engineering, iGEM 2007, 3-4 November 2007, MIT, Cambridge, MA
- Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Advised by Stephen Fong, 2009-present
- M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008-2009
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Biotechnology, University of Virginia, 2002-2008
- B.A. in Music, University of Virginia, 2002-2008