Spotlight with Janae Gayle
Spotlight with Jeffrey Pham
We use light-switchable molecules to control and engineer natural cell behaviors.

Matthew DeLisa, Ph.D., William L. Lewis Professor & Director of the Institute of Biotechnology, Cornell University

Title: Synthetic glycobiology: designing and engineering glycomolecules inside and outside of cells

Abstract:  Complex carbohydrates, or glycans, are involved in almost every human disease and biological process.

ESB 1001 | 9:00am

Carolyn Mills, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Title: Engineering Spatial Organization in Biology via Protein-Driven Phase Separation and Assembly

Abstract:  Engineering biology efforts have yielded remarkable progress towards addressing emerging societal challenges in areas from sustainability to human health.

ENGR II 1519 | 9:00am

Jackie Ying, Ph.D., A*STAR Senior Fellow and Director of NanoBio Lab, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and A*STAR Infectious Diseases Labs

Title: Nanomaterials and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications

Abstract:  Nanotechnology allows for the unique design and functionalization of materials and devices at the nanometer scale for a variety of applications.

ESB 1001 | 9:00am

Vayu Maini Rekdal, Ph.D., Miller Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley

Title: Harnessing microbial metabolism for human health, flavor, and sustainability.

Abstract:  Microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi inhabit virtually every corner of the planet, including
the human gastrointestinal tract and many of the foods we love. 

ESB 1001 | 9:00am

Manoshi Datta, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

Title: Toward Microbial Ecosystem Engineering: Lessons from the Ocean, Soil, and Human Skin Microbiomes

Abstract: Microbial community biotechnologies - designed to harness synthetic consortia or manipulate wild natural ones - hold tremendous promise for climate change mitigation and the broader bioeconomy.  

ESB 1001 | 9:00am

Christina Heuschen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Title: Emergent Actin Flows Explain Distinct Modes of Gliding Motility

Abstract:  The lives and forms of parasitic organisms showcase striking mechanobiology and biophysical phenomena.

ESB 2001 | 9:00am