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  • October 7, 2020

    ‘Programmable Medicine’ is the Goal for New Bio-circuitry Research

    ‘Programmable Medicine’ is the Goal for New Bio-circuitry Research
    In the world of synthetic biology, the development of foundational components like logic gates and genetic clocks has enabled the design of circuits with increasing complexity, including the ability to solve math problems, build autonomous robots, and play interactive games. A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology is now using what they’ve […]
  • July 14, 2020

    Shreyas Dahotre defends Ph.D. thesis

    Congratulations to Shreyas Dahotre for becoming the second LSI Ph.D. graduate!
  • June 23, 2020

    Ian Miller defends Ph.D. thesis

    Congratulations to Ian Miller for being the first Ph.D. graduate from LSI! Ian successfully defended his thesis in front of a virtual crowd on June 23, 2020. We look forward to your future success!
  • May 20, 2020

    LSI undergrads McKenzie Tuttle, Melanie Su, and Haley Liakakos part of winning team at EGHI/GT HACK COVID-19

    Congratulations to McKenzie, Melanie, Haley, and the rest of their team for their winning app at EGHI/GT HACK COVID-19! The team developed CAPACIT, an app that communicates current population density at businesses to potential shoppers. Users can plan their day from live updates on current capacity of public spaces through the app. Watch their pitch […]
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  • March 31, 2020

    Anna Romanov named NSF Graduate Fellow

    Anna Romanov named NSF Graduate Fellow
    Congratulations to Anna for winning a fellowship from the NSF GRFP! The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Read more here.
  • March 27, 2020

    Kevin Tao wins Barry Goldwater Scholarship

    Kevin Tao wins Barry Goldwater Scholarship
    Congratulations to Kevin Tao for receiving a 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship! The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award for outstanding students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 92 Rhodes Scholarships, 137 Marshall Awards, 159 Churchill Scholarships, 104 Hertz Fellowships, and numerous other distinguished […]
  • March 26, 2020

    Dr. Kwong promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

    Dr. Kwong promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
    Gabe Kwong Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure Kwong’s lab pioneers powerful new technologies to address frontier clinical challenges – including ultrasensitive diagnostics for early detection of disease, engineered T cells as curative therapies, and high-throughput tools to study rare immune cells. His research directly impacts a broad range of complex human diseases including cancer, […]
  • March 18, 2020

    Dr. Kwong wins 2020 Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award

    Our paper on developing synthetic biomarkers for non-invasive early detection of organ transplant rejection won the 2020 Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award at Georgia Tech. Congrats to Gabe and to Quoc for spearheading the research! Read the announcement from the BME Department here. 
  • March 2, 2020

    Gabe Kwong named a 2020 TEDMED Hive Innovator

    Gabe Kwong named a 2020 TEDMED Hive Innovator
    Recognizing & Celebrating the Innovation Powering a Healthier World Progress towards a healthier world begins with individuals who are willing to break the limits of convention, and to challenge the status quo. These innovators embrace imagination and aren't afraid to explore both chaos, clarity, and the space between in order to discover new paths to […]
  • February 19, 2020

    Review on remote control in synthetic immunity published in Theranostics

    Our review on the opportunities, challenges and the current state-of-the-art for remote control of immune cells to increase treatment precision and safety profile is published in Theranostics! Congrats to Lena and Ali! Read the manuscript here.
  • February 10, 2020

    Ian Miller presents work at Keystone Symposium

    Ian Miller presents work at Keystone Symposium
    Ian traveled to Banff, Canada to present his work at a poster presentation at the “Emerging Cellular Therapies: Cancer and Beyond” Keystone Symposium. Meeting Summary: After many years of fundamental research, cell-based therapies are now recognized as effective medicines for treatment of a specific subset of cancers as well as a growing list of autoimmune, […]
  • January 6, 2020

    Remote control of dCas9 to modulate cell function published in ACS Chemical Biology

    Remote control of dCas9 to modulate cell function published in ACS Chemical Biology
    Our work on heat-triggered remote control of CRISPR-dCas9 for tunable transcriptional modulation was published in ACS Chemical Biology! Congratulations to Lena and the rest of the team! Read the full manuscript here.Summary | CRISPR-based approaches have achieved wide success in modulating gene activity to control cell function and are potential tools for clinical therapies. However, the […]