User:Anugraha Raman

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Anugraha Raman
  • Anugraha Raman
  • Harvard College
  • I'm a Junior concentrating in "Biomedical Engineering" with a secondary interest in

"Global Health & Health Policy".

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Research interests

My research interests include Synthetic Biology, Bioethics & Gene patenting, Biomolecular Computers & 'in vivo' Computing and the use of personal genomics for diagnostics.

  1. Synthetic Biology: The emerging potential for personal genomics to be used as point-of-care diagnostic tools is fascinating. Also, I am intrigued by the implications of the design of a minimal cell.
  2. Bioethics & Gene Patenting: I'm outreach chair for HUBS, and am particularly interested in the evolving "state of gene patenting"
  3. Biomolecular Computers & 'in vivo' Computing: Living cells that can be programmed to sense, process a set of "instructions" and respond to these "instructions."

Recent research experience includes:

  • Summer ’10 Harvard iGEM Team: Engineered personalized hypo-allergenic foods using RNAi techniques
  • Fall ’09 and Spring ’10: Engineered optical communication in yeast via mating type switching
  • Fall ’09 LS100r: Synthetic biology research on 3D nanostructures using caDNAno and PCR techniques
  • Summer ’09 Harvard iGEM Team: Engineered optically communicating yeast and bacteria
  • Spring ’09 LS100r: Synthetic biology research on in vivo computing using RNAi techniques
  • 9/’06-5/’07, 9/’07-5/’08 DSHS: Computational biology tools- Blast, ClustalW, BioPython


I don't have any publications of my own yet, but I find these interesting:

  1. Friedland AE, Lu TK, Wang X, Shi D, Church G, and Collins JJ. Synthetic gene networks that count. Science. 2009 May 29;324(5931):1199-202. DOI:10.1126/science.1172005 | PubMed ID:19478183 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Heller MA and Eisenberg RS. Can patents deter innovation? The anticommons in biomedical research. Science. 1998 May 1;280(5364):698-701. DOI:10.1126/science.280.5364.698 | PubMed ID:9563938 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Douglas SM, Dietz H, Liedl T, Högberg B, Graf F, and Shih WM. Self-assembly of DNA into nanoscale three-dimensional shapes. Nature. 2009 May 21;459(7245):414-8. DOI:10.1038/nature08016 | PubMed ID:19458720 | HubMed [Paper3]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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