People

 Drew Endy, BIOFAB Co-Director
Drew Endy is Assistant Professor of Bioegineering at Stanford University. His lab's research centers on foundational and applied research in support of making biology easy to engineer. He is also interested in synthetic biology practice as it relates to safety, innovation and ethics. Professor Endy co-founded and serves as Board President of  the BioBricks Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports open-source biology.
 
 Adam Arkin, BIOFAB Co-Director
Adam Arkin is Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, Director of the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Director of the Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI) at UC Berkeley. The Arkin laboratory seeks to uncover the evolutionary design principles of cellular networks and populations and to exploit them for applications. More at the Arkin Lab website

 Vivek Mutalik, Team Lead
Vivek Mutalik is currently working on Generalized Expression Operating Systems that will be useful for designing and programming gene expression in a predictable manner at genome-scale engineering efforts. He is also directly responsible for managing the BioFAB staff, monitor efforts in designing, building, and testing a collection of engineered gene expression components and meeting the BioFAB part delivery goals. In addition to understanding the design rules and sequence-activity relationships to make the gene expression reliable and predictable, Vivek is also interested in cellular stress responses and regulatory design motifs.

Guillaume Cambray, BIOFAB Fellow
Guillaume Cambray is a postdoctoral fellow supported by Human Frontier Science Program . He earned his Ph.D. working on molecular evolution of microorganisms at the Pasteur Institute, Paris. After working as a team leader for one year in the BioFAB, Guillaume is now focusing on advancing the understanding of translation initiation in E. coli, and will also explore opportunities at the interface of synthetic biology and evolution.
 
 
Joao Guimaraes
Joao Guimaraes is a Graduate Student from University of Minho, Portugal, and currently is a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. At BIOFAB, he's responsible for the development of computational models that will lead to a better understanding of biological parts behavior. His goal is to develop a framework that will enable the prediction of parts performance, as well as understand their reliability across different genetic contexts. 
 

Marc Juul Christoffersen
Marc Juul Christoffersen is an IT/biotech engineer out of the Technical University of Denmark, currently working on the internal BIOFAB IT tool-chain for parts-characterization and on the computational design of improved genetic parts for protein expression level engineering. He is active in the DIYbio movement, having co-founded the BioBridge and BiologiGaragen local groups in San Francisco and Copenhagen.

 Quynh-Anh Mai
Quynh-Anh Mai joined the BIOFAB wetlab team in September 2010. She finished her B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Diego in Prof. Martin F. Yanofsky's Laboratory working on cell development, but is now very interested in all things synthetic biology, high-throughput, and shiny.

Colin Lam
Colin Lam joined the BIOFAB wetlab team after completing his B.S. and M.S. in Jeff Hasty's lab at U.C. San Diego, where he focused on characterization of the synthetic bacterial oscillator. He currently works on building and testing many of the parts the BIOFAB produces. Colin also works on automation of as many high-throughput processes he can find within the wetlab team.
 

 Andrew Tran
Andrew Tran is currently responsible for cloning, assaying, and maintaining several current and future projects within the BIOFAB wetlab team.  He has been collaborating closely with both wetlab and drylab team members since August of 2010, having transferred over from Dr. Adam Arkin’s lab after learning the promise of Synthetic Biology in both fundamental and applied biology.  Andrew works mainly on obtaining preliminary data for new projects at BIOFAB to scope out attractive directions for the BIOFAB team.  He holds a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology with a minor in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and plans to continue his education to graduate or medical school, focusing on applied biology and bioengineering/biotechnology research.  

Jenhan Tao
 Jenhan Tao is a research assistant working on the Clotho BIOFAB Edition project.  He's an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley majoring in Bioengineering. He's a member of the Boston University 2011 iGEM team

Former BIOFAB members

Gaymon Bennett
Dr. Bennett was a postdoctoral researcher in the Bio-Fabrication and Human Practices project. As a social scientist, his goal was to interface with the BIOFAB in a mode of second-order participation. In examining how synthetic biology as practiced by the BIOFAB is challenging prior configurations of the life-sciences, ethics, and security, the project aim was to illuminate the most effective venues and configurations of practice. Dr. Bennett is now is now a Faculty Researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Lance Martin
Lance Martin served as throughput tech extraordinare at the BIOFAB and helped to boot up much of the BIOFAB's experimental set-up. He also surfs the big waves. Lance is now a graduate student at Stanford's Bioengineering Department.

  Morgan Paull

Morgan Paull was a summer intern with the BIOFAB wetlab team in 2011. He is entering his final year at Harvard College where he studies Biomedical Engineering and works in Pamela Silver's laboratory. He was a member of the Harvard iGEM team in 2010, and plans to attend graduate or medical school at some point in the future. He is interested in many areas of synthetic biology, bioengineering, and lab automation technology.

  Cesar Rodriguez

Cesar Rodriguez was responsible for the development of the Electronic Datasheets, computer-aided design tools (Clotho BIOFAB Edition and BIOFAB Studio) and the BIOFAB Database.  He's co-founder and editor of the Synthetic Biology Open Language, an emerging data exchange standard.  Cesar transitioned to Genome Compiler a DNA Valley (formerly known as Silicon Valley) company in October, 2011.  He can be reached via email at cesarr@me.com.