Project Description

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
klavins@uw.edu

Currently accepting graduate students

Synthetic Biology
Laboratory Automation
The Klavins lab develops synthetic living systems, re-engineered organisms, and engineered parts for existing organisms. Our particular emphasis is on designing gene circuits and cell-cell communication systems that enable novel multicellular behaviors in bacteria or yeast. We take an engineering approach to this challenge, and are interested in the whole pathway from modeling and design of new systems to fabrication and testing of new living systems.
California Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Scholar 2001-2003
PhD, University of Michigan, 2001
MS, University of Michigan, 1998
BS, San Francisco State University, BS 1996