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I am a graduate student in [[Knight | Tom Knight's lab]] and co-advised by [[Drew Endy]].
 
I am a graduate student in [[Knight | Tom Knight's lab]] and co-advised by [[Drew Endy]].
 
==Science==
 
  
 
===Education===
 
===Education===
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*B.S. in [http://www.cs.utah.edu/ Computer Science] from the [http://www.utah.edu/ University of Utah], 2002.
 
*B.S. in [http://www.cs.utah.edu/ Computer Science] from the [http://www.utah.edu/ University of Utah], 2002.
  
===Research===
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===Current research===
  
 
'''My current work is in the area of synthetic biology.'''
 
'''My current work is in the area of synthetic biology.'''
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*[[Synthetic Biology:Abstraction hierarchy | Abstraction hierarchy]]: thinking about a framework within which to engineer synthetic biological systems.
 
*[[Synthetic Biology:Abstraction hierarchy | Abstraction hierarchy]]: thinking about a framework within which to engineer synthetic biological systems.
 
*[[Synthetic Biology:Vectors/pSB**5 design | A new BioBricks vector design]]: designing a new, extensible BioBricks vector scaffold.
 
*[[Synthetic Biology:Vectors/pSB**5 design | A new BioBricks vector design]]: designing a new, extensible BioBricks vector scaffold.
*[[Standard_E._coli_Strain_for_BioBricks | A standard strain for BioBricks]]: specifying a standard strain in which BioBricks parts, devices and systems would work.
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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.
 
*[[Parts characterization | Standards for parts characterization]]: thinking about what BioBricks characterization standards might look like.
 
*[[Parts characterization | Standards for parts characterization]]: thinking about what BioBricks characterization standards might look like.
  
 
===Teaching===
 
===Teaching===
  
*[[iGEM:MIT/2006|MIT iGEM]]: I am serving as an advisor to the 2006 MIT iGEM team.  (iGEM is an acronym for international Genetically Engineering Machines competition.)
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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.   
*I am putting together a [[Help:Hosting courses|tutorial]] on using OpenWetWare to host coursesFeedback is welcome.
 
 
*[[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.
 
*[[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.
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
  
===Other===
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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-present.
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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===
  
 
'''Some non-research but still important discussions and projects in which I am participating.'''
 
'''Some non-research but still important discussions and projects in which I am participating.'''
  
*[[iGEM2005:Main Page | iGEM]]: I am serving as a part-time iGEM 2006 ambassador to Asia.
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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.
*[[Main Page | OpenWetWare]]: a wiki for researchers in biological science and engineering to enable more sharing and collaboration in the research community.
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*[http://igem2006.com iGEM]: I served as a part-time iGEM 2006 ambassador to Asia.
 
*[[Publishing Group | Publishing]]: can we improve the publishing system in synthetic biology?   
 
*[[Publishing Group | Publishing]]: can we improve the publishing system in synthetic biology?   
 
**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]
 
**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]
*[[Science 2.0]]: some thoughts on how the conduct of science will change through Web2.0 technologies.
 
 
*[[Synthetic Society | Synthetic Society Working Group]]: a working group exploring societal issues around synthetic biology.
 
*[[Synthetic Society | Synthetic Society Working Group]]: a working group exploring societal issues around synthetic biology.
 
*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.
 
*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.
  
===Previous research===
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===Contact===
 
 
*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].
 
*Before that, I worked as an undergrad research assistant for several years in [http://www.biology.utah.edu/faculty2.php?inum=7 Baldmero Olivera's] lab at the [http://www.utah.edu/ University of Utah].  I worked on a few different projects during that time.  More to come (maybe).
 
 
 
==OpenWetWare==
 
 
 
*[[Reshma Shetty/Recent changes | My recent changes]]
 
*[[Special:Contributions/Rshetty | My contributions]]
 
 
 
==Contact==
 
  
 
Reshma Shetty<br>
 
Reshma Shetty<br>
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rshetty AT mit DOT edu
 
rshetty AT mit DOT edu
  
==Miscellaneous==
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===Miscellaneous===
  
 
*[http://science.slashdot.org/science/06/11/06/1913228.shtml We made Slashdot!]
 
*[http://science.slashdot.org/science/06/11/06/1913228.shtml We made Slashdot!]
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*[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/11/AR2005111100674.html Google, Venter and genomics ... oh my!]
 
*[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/11/AR2005111100674.html Google, Venter and genomics ... oh my!]
 
*[http://www.quarter-life-crisis.com Quarter-Life-Crisis]: outlet for the artistically inclined twenty-something. (Shameless plug for a friend's website.)
 
*[http://www.quarter-life-crisis.com Quarter-Life-Crisis]: outlet for the artistically inclined twenty-something. (Shameless plug for a friend's website.)
*Check out the [http://web.mit.edu/kickboxing/ MIT Kickboxing Club].  (My new hobby.)
 
 
*The [http://aimediaserver.com/studiodaily/videoplayer/?src=harvard/harvard.swf&width=640&height=520 Mechanome]
 
*The [http://aimediaserver.com/studiodaily/videoplayer/?src=harvard/harvard.swf&width=640&height=520 Mechanome]
  

Revision as of 17:05, 2 January 2007

I am a graduate student in Tom Knight's lab and co-advised by Drew Endy.

Education

Current research

My current work is in the area of synthetic biology.

  • Thesis research: a brief summary of my thesis research and interests.
  • ICSB 2005 poster: my latest poster on my work.
  • FAQ and thoughts: my own answers to frequently asked questions and objections to the field as well as thoughts on related experimental issues.

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-present.
  • 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
MIT CSAIL
32 Vassar Street, Room 32-311
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
617.253.5814
rshetty AT mit DOT edu

Miscellaneous