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.
3/2022: New paper: Modular, robust and extendible multicellular circuit design in yeast by Carignano et al.
3/2020: New paper:Automated design of thousands of nonrepetitive parts for engineering stable genetic systems
5/2019: Yaoyu Yang's paper on an auxin-based bistable switch controlling antibiotic resistance in yeast has been published
4/2018: Arjun Khakhar's paper on hormone responsive CRISPR transcription factors in plants, which he calls HACRs, has been published
We frequently have positions available for postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, staff members, and undergraduate assistants. See here for more information.
- Klavins Lab
- University of Washington
- Campus Box 352500
- Seattle, WA 98195
- UW BIOFAB
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Center for Synthetic Biology