Our lab is interested in the systems biology and evolution of epigenetic switches (bistability) and clocks (oscillators) in gene regulatory networks, two functions that are essential for proper patterning, cell proliferation, and cellular differentiation in biological systems.
Duke’s iGEM team is hoping to use TALEs and CRISPRs to build a bistable, toggle switch in yeast over the summer. The team consists of Duke undergraduates (Matt Farnitano, Matt Baron, Hyun-Soo Kim, Ashley Reid, Janan Zhu) with input from Charlie Cooper (Buchler lab) and Cameron Kim (Gersbach lab).
Congratulations to Tony Burnetti (a CMB graduate student) who successfully defended his prelim in the University Program in Genetics and Genomics at Duke.
Selcan Tuncay successfully defended her prelim in the Biology program. Congratulations!