User:Timothy K Lu

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Timothy K Lu (an artistic interpretation)
  • Timothy K Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Synthetic Biology Group
  • Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 77 Massachusetts Ave E17-438
  • Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Tel: +1-617-715-4808
  • Fax: +1-619-789-4808
  • Synthetic Biology Group at MIT (Lu Lab)
  • Email me through OpenWetWare

Education

  • 2010, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • 2008, PhD, Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Medical Engineering/Medical Physics Program
  • 2003, MEng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • 2003, SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research interests

  1. Infectious diseases
  2. Amyloid biology
  3. Synthetic biology

Publications

Papers

  1. Lu TK, Khalil AS, and Collins JJ. Next-generation synthetic gene networks. Nat Biotechnol. 2009 Dec;27(12):1139-50. DOI:10.1038/nbt.1591 | PubMed ID:20010597 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. 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 [Paper2]
  3. Lu TK and Collins JJ. Engineered bacteriophage targeting gene networks as adjuvants for antibiotic therapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 24;106(12):4629-34. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0800442106 | PubMed ID:19255432 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Lu TK and Collins JJ. Dispersing biofilms with engineered enzymatic bacteriophage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 3;104(27):11197-202. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0704624104 | PubMed ID:17592147 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Lu TK, Zhak S, Dallos P, and Sarpeshkar R. Fast cochlear amplification with slow outer hair cells. Hear Res. 2006 Apr;214(1-2):45-67. DOI:10.1016/j.heares.2006.01.018 | PubMed ID:16603325 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Sarpeshkar R, Salthouse C, Sit JJ, Baker MW, Zhak SM, Lu TK, Turicchia L, and Balster S. An ultra-low-power programmable analog bionic ear processor. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2005 Apr;52(4):711-27. DOI:10.1109/TBME.2005.844043 | PubMed ID:15825873 | HubMed [Paper6]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed


Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  • T. K. Lu, S. Zhak, P. Dallos, and R. Sarpeshkar, "A Micromechanical Model for Fast Cochlear Amplification with Slow Outer Hair Cells", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory Mechanisms: Processes and Models, pp. 433-441, Portland, Oregon, July 23-28, 2005.
  • M.W. Baker, T. K.-T. Lu, and R. Sarpeshkar, “A Low-Power AGC with Level Independent Phase Margin,” IEEE 2004 American Controls Conference, Boston, MA, vol. 1, pp. 386-389, June 30-July 2, 2004.
  • M.W. Baker, T. K.-T. Lu, C.D. Salthouse, J.-J. Sit, S. Zhak, and R. Sarpeshkar, “A 16-channel Analog VLSI Processor for Bionic Ears and Speech-Recognition Front Ends,” invited paper, Proceedings of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, San Jose, CA, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 521-526, September 21-24, 2003. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CICC.2003.1249452)
  • T. K.-T. Lu, M. Baker, C. Salthouse, J.-J. Sit, S. Zhak, and R. Sarpeshkar, “A Micropower Analog VLSI Processing Channel for Bionic Ears and Speech-Recognition Front Ends,” Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2003), Bangkok, Thailand, vol. 5, pp. 41-44, May 25-28, 2003. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2003.1206169)


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