SynBERC:Seminar series/Christina Smolke

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Engineering RNA devices as general tools in cellular engineering applications
Christina Smolke, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Caltech

Thursday, May 3, 2007
Etcheverry 3109, UC Berkeley

The Smolke Lab uses a combination of interdisciplinary approaches encompassing biomolecular engineering, biochemical engineering, and synthetic biology with a strong foundation in molecular biology, biochemistry, and chemical biology to study complex gene regulatory networks and develop sophisticated gene expression technologies. A major focus of the lab is studying the bioactive properties of RNA and engineering RNA, and other bioactive molecules, into modular functional technology platforms for applications in metabolic engineering and circuit design, as well as medical applications focused on the molecular mechanisms of cancer and disease and developing effective therapies and treatments.