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Leo d'Espaux

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Keasling Lab
Joint BioEnergy Institute
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Caltech , 2013
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Caltech , 2007
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell , 2005


My research concerns synthetic regulation of eukaryotic gene expression for applications in green production of chemicals and gene therapy.



  1. L d’Espaux, YH Wang, and CD Smolke. 2014. A modular genetic amplifier for digital control over eukaryotic gene expression. In preparation.
  2. AB Kennedy*, JV Vowles*, L d’Espaux, and CD Smolke. 2014. Protein-responsive ribozyme switches in eukaryotic cells. Nucleic Acids Research link
  3. Y Li, YD Tseng, SY Kwon, L d’Espaux, JS Bunch, PL McEuen and D Luo. 2004. Controlled assembly of dendrimer-like DNA. Nature Materials link


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