brooksan

Student Profile

First Name: 
Aaron
Last Name: 
Brooks
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Primary Institution: 
ISB
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
other
MCB Entry Quarter: 
Autumn
MCB Entry Year: 
2008
E-Mail: 
Address: 

Lab Information
Advisor: 
Lab Location: 
Institute for Systems Biology
Lab Phone #: 
(206) 732-1266
Research
Research Summary: 

Microbes are enormously powerful. Natural selection in microbial populations has generated solutions to difficult problems that are unrivaled by human engineering: microorganisms thrive in extreme environments once thought inhospitable to life; they produce products that are commercially and medically valuable; and they transform their environments in dramatic ways. Natural microbial communities, however, have been severely understudied. Some of the most elegant solutions to pressing social and environmental problems are likely found within the molecular machinery of these systems. To harness the power of natural biological systems, we need predictive models of cellular physiology that enable rational reengineering. Towards that goal, I develop methodological and computational tools to recover high-resolution, kinetic models predictive of transcriptional dynamics from finely-resolved single-cell reporter data.

Areas of Interest: 
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Publications: 
21197660
Academic Information
TA/Out Reach
Class/Activity: 
Micro 411
Quarter: 
Winter
Year: 
2010
Class/Activity: 
PoP
Quarter: 
Summer
Year: 
2009