Dr. Tal Danino’s research explores the emerging intersection of systems biology, synthetic biology, and engineering, focusing on building a quantitative understanding of gene circuits and designing biological behaviors that have technological applications. The interaction of microbes and tumors is a major target of his work, where DNA sequences and synthetic biology are used to program ­­microbes as diagnostics and therapeutics in cancer.  Tal also brings this science outside the laboratory as a TED Fellow and through science-art projects.

2011-15, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005-11, Ph.D.  Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego

2001-05, B.S.  Physics, Chemistry, Math, University of California, Los Angeles


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