Speaker: Marcella Gomez (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz)
Title: Engineering cellular response
Abstract: Synthetic biology is the field of engineering cellular response by modifying existing natural networks or even creating new networks de novo. This comes with its challenges given the complexity of biological systems. In this talk I discuss different approaches to eliciting desired cellular response from engineering at the genetic level to achieve a collective population response to a high-level approach that externally directs cell behavior through an input to output response mapping and control of the external environment.