User:John Hanks

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John Hanks (an artistic interpretation)

I work as an engineer at National Instruments. I've joined OpenWetWare to learn what automation processes and instrumentation systems required for synthetic biology. In addition, I would like to learn the synthetic biology design process using BioBricks with the goal of leading a high school group in the future. An audacious goal would be to create design a biosensor platform for rare diseases.


  • 1989, Biomedical Engineering M.S., The University of Texas
  • 1986, Biomedical Engineering B.S., Texas A&M

Research interests

  1. Instrumentation design for Synthetic Biology
  2. Biosensors for rare diseases
  3. Lasers, optics, signal processing, and image processing


  1. Predicting the Future of Technology: Tips for Innovators
  2. Eight Rules for Prototyping
  3. 10 Ways to Inspire Kids to Become Engineers and Scientist


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