Who We Are


Principal Investigator (MIT)

Timothy Lu

PhD MD, Biological Engineering

Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Lu received his undergraduate and M.Eng. degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Thereafter, he obtained an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Medical Engineering and Medical Physics Program. Prof. Tim Lu joined MIT as Assistant Professor at the Department. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2010 and obtained a joint appointment at the Department of Biological Engineering in 2012.

The Synthetic Biology Group (SBG) is focused on advancing fundamental designs and applications for synthetic biology. Using principles inspired by electrical engineering and computer science, we are developing new techniques for constructing, probing, modulating, and modeling engineered biological circuits. Our current application areas include infectious diseases, amyloid-associated conditions, and nanotechnology.


Living Functional Materials

Synthetic Analog Computation in Living Cells

Integrated Logic and Memory in Living Cells

Scalable Toolkits for Engineering Transcriptional Regulation

Engineered Bacteriophage Therapeutics

AMR IRG projects include systems-based analyses of microbe and host using a parallel combinatorial genetics approach to define regulators of drug resistance.

Projects I Contribute To

No items found.