Ty Thomson

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Born in Toronto in 1979. Grew up there, and attended the University of Toronto (UofT, not to be confused with UT, which is some school in texas I hear). Graduated in 2002 with a BASc (BASc = bachelor of applied science = canadian engineering degree) in Biomedical Engineering from the Engineering Science program. For 3 summers in undergrad I worked for MDS Proteomics (which changed names to Protana Inc, and was bought out by Transition Therapeutics). I started grad school at MIT in Biological Engineering (BE) in the fall of 2002. In January of 2003 I joined Drew Endy's lab. I mainly joined his lab cause he seemed to be the craziest and most outside-of-the-box faculty member in BE. I was been loosely involved in the synthetic biology community there (although my research was not really synth bio related), including the sythetic biology working group, and I helped organize Synthetic Biology 1.0. I'm now working at Plectix BioSystems in Somerville MA, helping develop a cool web-based platform for biological modeling called Cellucidate.

Ty on the Sam Adams brewery tour


  • Beer brewing
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rollerblading
  • Playing various team sports - hockey, football, softball (if that counts as a 'sport')

Things I'm good at that aren't quite hobbies

  • Sleeping
  • Washing dishes


Email Address
ty -dot- thomson -at- gmail -dot- com



  • Computational modeling of signalling pathways
  • Parameter sensitivity/identifiability
  • Microfluidics
  • Yeast pheromone response

Thesis Project



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