We are currently engaged in active collaborations with the following groups, and we welcome further interactions:

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Dr. M. Stephen Trent

strent@uga.edu

Distinguished Professor
Infectious Diseases
University of Georgia

The Trent lab focuses on characterizing the assembly of bacterial surface structures, development of vaccines for viral and bacterial pathogens, and systems approaches to understanding microbial diseases.
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Dr. Jennifer Brodbelt

jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu

William H. Wade Endowed Professor in Chemistry
Graduate Admissions Chair & Chemistry Graduate Advisor
University of Texas at Austin

The Brodbelt group focuses on the development of ion trap mass spectrometry for a variety of interdisciplinary applications.
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Dr. Shelley Payne

smpayne@austin.utexas.edu

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor
College of Natural Sciences, Molecular Biosciences
Distinguished Teaching Professor
University of Texas at Austin

The Payne lab is interested in the genetics and regulation of virulence factors of gram negative pathogens, including Shigella and Vibrio cholerae.
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Dr. Nancy MoranDARPA

nancy.moran@austin.utexas.edu

Leslie Surginer Endowed Professor
Integrative Biology
University of Texas at Austin

The Moran lab long-term interests include the evolution of biological complexity, such as that apparent in complex life histories, in intimate interactions among species, and in species-diversity of clades and communities.
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Dr. Andy EllingtonDARPA

ellingtonlab@gmail.com

Professor, Faculty
Wilson and Kathryn Fraser Research Professorship in Biochemistry
University of Texas at Austin

The Ellington lab is attempting to develop novel synthetic organisms based on altering the translation apparatus and developing modular nucleic acid software.
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Dr. Jeff BarrickDARPA

jbarrick@cm.utexas.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas at Austin
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The Barrick lab is interested in how the potential for adaptive evolution (evolvability) can itself evolve due to mutations that alter mutation rates and genetic interactions.
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Dr. Hal AlperDARPA

halper@che.utexas.edu

Associate Professor
Fellow of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship
Graduate Advisor
University of Texas at Austin

The Alper lab focuses on engineering biology to produce organic molecules of interest such as biofuels, commodity and specialty chemicals, and protein pharmaceuticals.
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