Christina Smolke


Work and research


En savoir plusStanford University, Schools of Engineering and Medicine : Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering

Professor Smolke's research program focuses on developing modular genetic platforms for programming information processing and control functions in living systems, resulting in transformative technologies for engineering, manipulating, and probing biological systems. She has pioneered the design and application of a broad class of RNA molecules, called RNA devices, that process and transmit user-specified input signals to targeted protein outputs, thereby linking molecular computation to gene expression. This technology has been extended to efficiently construct multi-input devices exhibiting various higher-order information processing functions, demonstrating combinatorial assembly of many information processing, transduction, and control devices from a smaller number of components. Her laboratory is applying these technologies to addressing key challenges in cellular therapeutics, targeted molecular therapies, and green biosynthesis strategies.


En savoir plusThe Smolke Lab

The Smolke Laboratory is interested in using a combination of interdisciplinary approaches encompassing biomolecular design, synthetic biology, and cellular engineering with a strong foundation in engineering design principles, biochemistry, molecular biology, and chemical biology to study complex gene regulatory networks and develop sophisticated gene expression technologies. Our laboratory is part of the Bioengineering Department at Stanford University in the Schools of Engineering and Medicine. We are also part of the BioX Program. Our research efforts focus on the design of new molecular tools for performing information processing, computation, and control functions in living systems and the application of these tools to programming and probing biological systems. We are applying these technologies to addressing key challenges in cellular therapeutics, targeted molecular therapies, and green biosynthesis strategies.
























Contact

Christina D. Smolke
Bioengineering, MC 4201

Y2E2 Building, Room #269A

473 Via Ortega

Stanford
, CA 94305

Phone :650-721-5884 (Smolke line)
christina.smolke@stanford.edu

Administrative Assistant: Jean Cookinham
Bioengineering, MC 4201
Y2E2 Building, Room #269C
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305-5431

(P) 650-723-7027
(F) 650-721-6602
(e) jcookinh@stanford.edu