2017 Group Photo

Principal Investigator:

Jeff Tabor, PhD


Postdocs:

Kristina Daeffler, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Characterizing two component systems from the human gut microbiome

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


Lauren Gambill

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


Undergraduates:

Anchith Kota

Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Social Policy Analysis, Sophomore

Chad Fisher

Rice Bioengineering, Junior

Andrew Mu

Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Sophomore

Cory Pan

Rice Bioengineering, Sophomore


Lab Alumni:

Postdoc Then Now Year
Hyo Kyung Kim, PhD Senior Researcher. CJ Cheiljedang. Seoul, South Korea 2017-2018
Matt Kotlajich, PhD Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine 2015-2016
Shridhar Jayanthi, PhD Technical Specialist, Fletcher Yoder, Houston, TX 2012-2015
Sebastian Schmidl, PhD Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Biology & Chemistry, Texas A&M International University 2011-2015
Chandra Jack, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State 2011-2013
Graduate
Lucas Hartsough Rice BioE PhD Design Engineer. Ginkgo Bioworks. Boston, MA 2011-2018
Brian Landry Rice BioE PhD Senior Scientist. BillionToOne. San Francisco, CA 2012-2018
Nicholas Ong Rice BioE PhD Research Fellow. Chew Lab, Genome Institute of Singapore 2012-2017
Evan Olson Rice Applied Physics PhD Postdoc. Maerkl Lab, EPFL, Switzerland 2010-2016
Prabha Ramakrishnan Rice BioE PhD Scientist, Zymergen, Emeryville, CA 2010-2016
Postgraduate
Trenton Piepergerdes Rice BioE MS 2015-2018
Raghav Shroff Rice BioE MS 2012-2013
Undergraduate
Ravi Sheth Rice BioE. Hertz Fellow, NSF Fellow, Goldwater Fellow PhD Systems Biology, Columbia University, Wang Lab 2011-2015
Kenny Groszman Rice BioE. Goldwater Fellow Boston Consulting Group 2013-2015
Rohan Palanki Rice BioE. Goldwater Fellow 2015-2017
Constantine Tzouanas Rice BioE. Goldwater Fellow 2015-2016
Kat Sofjan Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology. NSF Fellow PhD, Boston University, Wong Lab 2014-2017
Devon Stork Harvey Mudd. NSF Fellow, REU Fellow Harvard MCB PhD 2013
Elliot Baerman Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology M.D. Student, Baylor College of Medicine 2015-2018
Shobhit Patoria VIT University (Visiting Student) Northwestern University Master’s student 2015
Nikitha Cherayil Rice BioE Research Technician, Baylor College of Medicine 2014-2015
Grace Wickerson Rice MSNE 2016-2017
Stephanie Yang Rice BioE 2016-2017
Puja Tripuraneni Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology 2016-2017
Keshav Rao Rice BioE 2015-2016
Nikola Dyulgyarov Rice Organic Chemistry 2015-2016
Anita Alem Rice BioE 2015
Sean Dillard Rice BioE 2014
Nico Medellin Rice BioE 2014
Crystal Lin Rice BioE 2014
Paulina Popek Rice BioE 2013
Zaid Haque Rice BioE 2012-2013
David Wang Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology 2012-2013
Andrew Wu Rice BioE 2011-2013
Michael Powers Rice Political Science 2011-2012
Calvin Tsay Rice BioE 2011-2012
Visiting Researcher
Samia El-Touny Alief High School Teacher. Houston ISD 2014
Kevin Ung PhD Student, Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Chandra Jack
Andrew Wu
High School Student
Constantine Tzouanas 12th grade, Clear Lake High School Rice BioE Undergraduate 2014
Sonali Batta 12th grade, Science Academy of South Texas 2013
Aurora Diaz 11th grade, George I. Sanchez High School 2012
Kate Donahoo 11th grade, The John Cooper School 2011
Adam Ayoub 12th grade, Seven Lakes High School 2012
Itzel Cantu 12th grade, Science Academy of South Texas 2012
Reem Ghaddar 12th grade, Science Academy of South Texas 2011