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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 earns silver medal

Duke’s Genetically Engineered Machines Club—took home a silver award in the iGEM 2013 North America Jamboree in Toronto.  BME majors Matt Baron, Cameron Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, and Ashley Reid, Matt Farnitano (Biology) and Janan Zhu (Biophysics/Math) competed against 55 teams.

You can read more about their project, Designing Synthetic Gene Networks Using Artificial Transcription Factors in Yeast, on the team’s webpage.