Building a switch doesn’t sound like a spectacular feat of engineering. But when that switch is constructed of DNA and designed to operate within the context of a living cell, it represents a far more impressive accomplishment.
The construction of a genetic toggle switch was reported 20 years ago in Nature, in an article contributed by Boston University researchers.1 The researchers, led by James J. Collins, PhD, described how the switch, through its sensitivity to culture conditions, was capable of efficiently turning bacterial genes on or off… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Lingchong You, Ph.D., Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering, Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, to its College of Fellows.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
Dr. You was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “pioneering the engineering of spatiotemporal dynamics in single cells and cell populations for basic biological understanding and practical applications.”