Farren Isaacs

Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology,
Systems Biology Institute, Yale University, USA

SynBio 2011
Credits: Yale University

Farren Isaacs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Systems Biology Institute at Yale University. He received a B.S.E degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his Ph.D. from the Biomedical Engineering Department and Bioinformatics Program at Boston University.

His thesis work was focused on pioneering the design and development of synthetic RNA components capable of probing and programming cellular function. He then was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School working on advanced genome engineering technologies with George Church. In the Church lab, he developed enabling technologies for genome engineering, including MAGE: Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering. His lab is focused on developing foundational cellular and biomolecular engineering technologies to understand and engineer biological systems. His work could lead to the development of new genetic codes, and engineered cells that serve as factories for chemical, drug and biofuel production. In 2008, he was selected as a "rising young star of science" by Genome Technology Magazine.

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