Principal Investigator

Jeff Tabor, PhD


Postdocs

Moshe Baruch, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Developing portable seawater biosensors for rapid contaminant detection


PhD Students

Karl Gerhardt

Rice Bioengineering
Post-translational control of protein activity with light

Sebastián Castillo Hair

Rice Bioengineering
Optogenetic characterization of the B. subtilis sporulation circuit


John Sexton

Rice Bioengineering
Multiplexing cell-cell communication

Felix Ekness

Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology (SSPB)
High throughput two-component system characterization


Kathryn Brink

Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology (SSPB)
High throughput two-component system characterization

Ryan Butcher

Rice Bioengineering
Optogenetic characterization of the B. subtilis sporulation circuit


Tyler Lazar

Rice Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Undergraduates

Chad Fisher

Rice Bioengineering, Junior

Andrew Mu

Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Sophomore


Lab Alumni

Postdocs
Sebastian Schmidl, PhD Assistant Professor. Texas A&M Texarkana
Matt Kotlajich, PhD Assistant Professor. Baylor College of Medicine
Kristina Daeffler, PhD Chemical Engineer. Schlumberger. Houston, TX
Hyo Kyung Kim, PhD Senior Researcher. CJ Cheiljedang. Seol, South Korea
Shridhar Jayanthi, PhD Patent Agent. Fletcher Yoder. Houston, TX
Chandra Jack, PhD BEACON Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow. Michigan State
PhD Students
Lucas Hartsough, PhD Design Team. Ginkgo Bioworks. Boston, MA
Brian Landry, PhD Senior Scientist. BillionToOne. San Francisco, CA
Nicholas Ong, PhD Research Fellow. Chew Lab, Genome Institute of Singapore
Prabha Ramakrishnan, PhD Scientist. Zymergen. Emeryville, CA
Evan Olson, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow. Maerkl Lab. EPFL, Switzerland
Undergraduates
Ravi Sheth Hertz Fellow, Goldwater Fellow. Currently PhD student. Harris Wang Lab. Columbia University
Kenny Groszman Goldwater Fellow. Currently consultant. Boston Consulting Group
Rohan Palanki Goldwater Fellow. Currently Rice BioE student
Constantine Tzouanas Goldwater Fellow. Currently Rice BioE student
Kat Sofjan NSF Fellow. Currently Ph.D. student. Wilson Wong lab. Boston University
Nikitha Cherayil MD/Eng Student. Texas A&M Eng. Medicine Program
Devon Stork Harvard MCB PhD student
Elliot Baerman MD student. Baylor College of Medicine
Raghav Shroff UT-Austin ICMB PhD student
Shobhit Patoria Northwestern University Master’s student
Cory Pan Rice BioE
Anchith Kota Rice Biosciences
Grace Wickerson Rice MSNE
Stephanie Yang Rice BioE
Puja Tripuraneni Rice BioE
Keshav Rao Rice BioE
Nikola Dyulgyarov Rice Chemistry graduate
Anita Alem Rice BioE graduate
Sean Dillard Rice CHBE graduate
Nico Medellin Rice CHBE graduate
Crystal Lin Rice BioE graduate
Paulina Popek Rice BioE graduate
Zaid Haque Rice BioE graduate
David Wang Rice Biosciences graduate
Andrew Wu Rice BioE graduate
Michael Powers Rice Political Science graduate
Calvin Tsay Rice BioE graduate