Tyler Wagner designs RNA circuits that enable precise control over the dose of therapeutic protein.

CIDAR Lab’s graduate student, Tyler Wagner just published his work on small molecule regulators that control the RNA based circuits in Nature Chemical Biology.

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By |October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CIDAR’s Hands Off Approach

BU College of Engineering spotlights Prof.Douglas Densmore and CIDAR lab’s innovations in automating biology research. This is but a first step in building a larger bio-automation facility at BU called the Biofoundry Integrated Instrumentation System (BIIS). Read more about this research and watch a video of experimental automation in action here : The hands off approach

Article: http://www.bu.edu/eng/2018/02/26/the-hands-off-approach/

CIDAR iGEM Teams featured on BU news

By |February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christopher Rodriguez received an award for an Outstanding Computational Biology poster presentation

Christopher Rodriguez, REU student at CIDAR lab, under the supervision of Ali Lashkaripour and Douglas Densmore received an award for an Outstanding Computational Biology poster presentation at ABRCMS in Phoenix for the research he did over the summer as part of the BU BRITE program.

By |November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cello crosses 100 citations !

Cello manuscript (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6281/aac7341) crosses 100 citations according to Google Scholar. To learn more about Cello and Genetic Circuit design automation, check out the Science and IEEE manuscripts.

By |July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ryan Silva presents at DRAPER

Ryan Silva’s work at Draper Lab was featured in Draper’s annual thesis celebration day.

Photos of Ryan’s presentation can be found via Draper’s coverage of the event.

By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Douglas Densmore selected for Under-40 Innovators Award

Prof. Densmore was selected as one of the inaugural Under-40 Innovators Awardees at the 54th Design Automation Conference in Austin, Tx.

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By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CIDAR undergraduates win various Student Awards at the 2017 Graduation ceremony

Allison Durkan and Katie Lewis won the Engineering Alumni Association Student Leader Award for outstanding achievement and service to the college.

The following CIDAR undergraduates were awarded Student Advisor Awards for outstanding efforts advising fellow students:

Yash Agarwal
Anish Asthana
Zachary Chapasko
Alexandra Nero
Allison Durkan
Johan Ospina
Inna Turshudzhyan

We are very proud of our undergraduates for achieving excellence and setting a great example for all future students.

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CIDAR undergraduates win Senior Capstone project awards

CIDAR undergraduate class of 2017 won various awards for Senior Project and Societal Impact Capstone project!

Yash Agarwal’s team “Understanding Design Principles of CRISPR Based Activation of Gene Transcription in Mammalian Cells” won the Outstanding Senior Design Project in Biomedical Engineering.
Zachary Chapasko’s team “Satellite Tracking for Low Earth Orbit” won the Outstanding Senior Design Project in Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Zachary Lasiuk, Alexander Vahid, and Rebecca Catherine Wolf were part of the “T1demark” team which won the 1st Place for the Societal Impact Capstone Project Awards.

We are very proud of all the winners and wish them success for all their endeavors.

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inna Turshudzhyan wins the Anita Cuadrado Memorial Award!

Inna won the Undergraduate Class of 2017 Anita Cuadrado Memorial Award for her enthusiasm and devotion to the College. The award commemorates Inna’s active participation in various college activities including her research in CIDAR Lab.

Inna was an undergraduate researcher with CIDAR and was an integral part of the Phagebook and Clotho team.

We are very proud of Inna and wish her all the best for all her future endeavors!

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments