We are reconceptualizing the way complex biological systems are engineered for compelling applications in medicine, materials, and energy.

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We focus on engineering biological systems involved in protein synthesis and metabolism, with promise to advance new paradigms for synthetic biology.

Funding and Acknowledgements

Department of Energy
Joint Genome Institute
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Army Research Office
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
The National Academies: Keck Futures Initiative
Human Frontiers Science Program
Merck Millipore
Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E)
Agilent Technologies
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC)
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.