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Synthetic Biology for Fundamental Studies of Biological Systems


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

RO# Location
50.64.41.B7854 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Ross, David J. 301.975.2525
Strychalski, Elizabeth A 301.975.5951


Our project applies synthetic biology as a tool to discover and test the fundamental rules underpinning complex biological systems broadly across multiple length and time scales. This understanding will inform quantitative measurements, theoretical modeling, and rational design of biological systems.

We are seeking independent, motivated individuals with backgrounds across the physical, engineering, chemical, and biological disciplines to contribute to our collaborative, interdisciplinary project.


Synthetic biology; Genetic circuits; Bacteria; Yeast; DNA; Biophysics; Fluorescence microscopy; Protocell; Microfluidics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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