[Illinois] GEM4 2012: Synthetic Biology

By Ron Weiss

Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

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Ron Weiss

Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Ph.D. '01 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Professor Weiss is a prominent and widely respected figure in the emerging field known as 'synthetic biology', with emphasis on designing molecular circuits governing cell behavior using quantitative systems modeling approaches. He is expected to help lead MIT's efforts in both synthetic biology and systems biology, and indeed to guide their integration.

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