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Nicholas Roehner joins CIDAR

Nicholas Roehner, Ph.D joins CIDAR as a postdoctoral research associate, beginning September 15th 2014.

By |August 23rd, 2014|Event, News|0 Comments

Prof. Densmore Elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Prof. Douglas Densmore was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member, which is bestowed on those who have made significant contributions to the profession. In order to eligible to be nominated or apply one must have shown significant performance in at least five years in professional practice.

By |August 21st, 2014|Awards, Doug-Densmore, News|0 Comments

Prashant Vaidyanathan joins ECE PHD Program

Prashant Vaidyanathan will be joining Boston University’s ECE PhD program with a Distinguished Electrical and Computer Engineering Fellowship award in Fall 2014.

By |August 21st, 2014|Event, News|0 Comments

Ryan Silva, USAF, joins CIDAR

Ryan Silva joins the CIDAR Team after teaching at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs. He taught in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department where he directed courses ranging from introductory ECE up through senior-level embedded systems design. After four years of teaching, Ryan earned the academic rank of Assistant Professor.

Ryan has been in the Active-Duty Air Force since his graduation from USAFA in 2005. He is a member of the Cyberspace Operations career-field and has worked in many news-worthy DoD organizations as well as deployed to some extremely sunny and warm locations. He is currently assigned to Boston University as a Computer Engineering PhD candidate and looks forward to graduating in three years.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from USAFA (BSEE) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (MSEE). CIDAR plans on […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evan Appleton’s paper “Regulating gene drives” published in Science

Evan Appleton’s work with a multidisciplinary team from Synberc (Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center) has been published in Science: “Regulating gene drives”.

The paper has also been written about in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Boston Globe, and Nova.

By |August 15th, 2014|Features, News, Publications|0 Comments

EC551 taught by Prof. Densmore highlighted by BU ECE

EC551: Advanced digital design with verilog and FPGAs taught by Prof. Douglas Densmore recently gained media attention from Boston University’s ECE department. The article highlights how students gain valuable experience required in the field of digital electronics. It also talks about some of the successful projects created over the the years.

By |August 8th, 2014|Doug-Densmore, Features, News|0 Comments

Prof. Densmore cofounds first CIDAR startup!

Prof. Densmore and Postdoctoral Researcher Swapnil Bhatia have co-founded Lattice Automation, a company focused on accelerating progress in synthetic biology. You can find out more about it at

By |July 31st, 2014|Doug-Densmore, Industry, News|0 Comments

Aaron Heuckroth starts internship with Autodesk

CIDAR PhD student Aaron Heuckroth has begun a 3-month internship with Autodesk’s Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter research group.

His work will focus on the development of software, hardware, and wetware tools for molecular and synthetic biology.

By |June 2nd, 2014|Industry, News|0 Comments

Hariri Institute Research Award for Computational Microfluidics

The Hariri Institute has awarded $32,300 in funding for CIDAR’s proposal, “Computational Synthetic Biological Microfluidics.”

This will be used to further CIDAR’s efforts to develop microfluidics as a platform for biological computation.

By |May 23rd, 2014|Awards, Funding, News|0 Comments

Raven paper accepted into Nature Methods, blogged by Nicole Rusk

The CIDAR group’s latest publication, Interactive assembly algorithms for molecular cloning, has been accepted by Nature Methods.

It addresses the problem of planning assembly schemes for molecular cloning, and was mentioned by senior editor Nicole Rusk in her recent blog post regarding impactful Synthetic Biology publications in Nature Methods.

Nature Synthetic Biology Special:
Nature Methods Focus on Synthetic Biology:

By |April 29th, 2014|Features, News, Publications|0 Comments