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Dr. Karmella A. Haynes
Visiting Assitiant Professor of Biology, Davidson College
Davidson Missouri Western Faculty Team Member
Hello iGEMers. My name is Karmella Haynes. Visit my webpage at the Davidson College website...

Hello Synthetic Biology
I first became involved in Synthetic Biology through Davidson's 2006 iGEM project. I came to Davidson with extensive training in "classical" biology research (Molecular Genetics). After learning more about iGEM, I was blown away by the elegance of the standardized system for assembling biological "parts." I instantly fell in love with the field of Synthetic Biology. I plan to continue research in this exploratory cutting-edge field. Perhaps I've been corrupted, having departed "classical" deconstructive biology for the engineer's constructive or "bottom-up" approach. Well, I am the daughter of an electrical engineer. Perhaps engineering is in my genes.

Can A Standardized Genetic Device Be Published?
Currently I am working on developing Davidson College's "E.HOP" living computer project to "completion" (a publishable unit). Synthetic Biology has made appearances in some high impact journals (i.e. Elowitz's Repressilator published in Nature), but none that I am aware of feature BioBrick standardized parts. I'm very excited about introducing this elegant standardization into professional science.

Synthetic Biology 3.0
Look for my poster entitled "Computing With Living Hardware" at SB 3.0 (Zurich, Switzerland) on Sunday June 23.

iGEM TTT China Workshop Picture Gallery
Workshop Faculty Dinner
Workshop Attendees
Green Times
Green Times Group
Registry DNA Plate
iGEM Wiki Training
Karmella Haynes & Students
Patrick, Tom, Karmella