Breakout 6.4

9/2 11:00 - 1:00, Jordan Hall 420-040

Engineering bacterial population dynamics

Lingchong You

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University.

Synthetic biology, or de novo engineering of synthetic gene circuits, may impact broad areas including energy, medicine, and computation. It may also provide insights into fundamental biological “design” principles. In this talk, I will describe ongoing efforts in my lab to program cell populations using engineered cell-cell communication, as a way to learn basic biology and to lay the foundation for practical applications.

Lingchong YouLingchong You is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Duke University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. He then did postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology before moving to Duke in 2004. Combining modeling and experiments, his laboratory explores design features of natural biological networks and builds synthetic gene circuits for applications in computation and medicine. He received a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in 2006 and a DuPont Young Professor Award in 2008. He serves on the editorial boards of Synthetic Biology and Systems and Synthetic Biology.