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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

Dou J & Bennett MR, “Synthetic biology and the gut microbiome.” Biotech J 13, 1700158 (2018).[PDF]

Shis DL, Bennett MR & Igoshin OA, “Dynamics of bacterial gene regulatory networks.” Annu Rev Biophys 47, 21.1-21.21 (2018).[PDF]

Chen Y, Ho JML, Shis DL, Gupta C, Long J, Wagner D, Ott W, Josić K & Bennett MR, “Tuning the dynamic range of bacterial promoters regulated by ligand-inducible transcription factors.” Nature Comm 9, 64 (2018).[PDF]

Perez AM, Gomez MM, Kalvapalle P, O’Brien-Gilbert E, Bennett MR & Shamoo Y, “Using cellular fitness to map the structure and function of a major facilitator superfamily effluxer.” Mol Syst Biol 13, 964 (2017).[PDF]

Ho JML, Mattia JR & Bennett MR, “Tunable NF-kappaB oscillations in yeast.” Cell Systems 5, 440-442 (2017).[PDF]

Cheng YY, Hirning AJ, Josić K & Bennett MR, “Signaling times in synthetic transcriptional cascades.” ACS Synth Biol 6, 1996-2002 (2017).[PDF]

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