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Department of Biological Engineering
Ron Weiss

Ron Weiss

Professor of Biological Engineering

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E-mail: rweiss@mit.edu
Office: NE47-223
Phone: (617) 253-8966

Administrative Assistant: Olga Parkin
      Office: NE47-257
      Phone: (617) 324-7555




Research Focus

Synthetic biology. Construction and analysis of synthetic gene networks. Use of computer engineering principles of abstraction, composition, and interface specifications to program cells with sensors and actuators precisely controlled by analog and digital logic circuitry. Emphasis on establishing the engineering foundation for synthetic biology and the pursuit of novel applications enabled by the technology (e.g. programmed tissue engineering, diabetes, engineered neuronal circuits).


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