Recent News

8.14.2018
Models give synthetic biologists a head start (Article).

1.11.2018
Rice U. biologists create toolkit for tuning genetic circuits. Article.

7.21.2017
Our lab receieves new funding to investigate synthetic microbial consortia: Scientists seek to engineer chatter among cells.

4.10.2017
The logic of synthetic biology: turning cells into computers.

3.14.2017
Pi Day! On Pi Day, computational biologists (including Dr. Bennett) share what they love about math.

10.12.2016
Food fight! Our lab receives new funding from the NIH to develop microbiome technologies.

8.3.2016
Synthetic biologists developing cells programmed to target, destroy cancer, an article by the Genetic Literacy Project, mentions our work.

6.1.2016
An article about our lab appeared in The Scientist.

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Recent Publications

Choi B, Cheng Y-Y, Cinar S, Ott W, Bennett MR, Josić K & Kim JK, “Bayesian inference of distributed time delay in transcriptional and translational regulation.” Bioinformatics 36, 586-593 (2020).[PDF]

Jung S et al. “Sustainable bio-nanocomposite coatings for perishable fruit“ Advanced Materials 12, 1908291 (2020).[PDF]

Alnahhas RN, Sadeghpour M, Chen Y, Frey A, Ott W, Josić J & Bennett MR, “Majority sensing in synthetic microbial consortia.”Nature Comm 11, 3659 (2020).[PDF]

Zong DM, Sadeghpour M, Molinari S, Alnahhas RN, Hirning AJ, Ott W, Josić K & Bennett MR, “Predictable tuning of synthetic microbial consortium pulse generator dynamics.”Submitted (2020)

Ho JML, Miller CA, Mattia JR & Bennett MR, “Improved pyrrolysine biosynthesis through continuous directed evolution of the complete pathway.” Submitted (2020)

Ho JML, Miller CA, Parks S, Mattia J & Bennett MR, “A suppressor tRNA-mediated feedforward loop eliminates leaky gene expression in bacteria.” Submitted (2020)


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