Research Presentation by Chancellor's Fellow Alumna Dr. Karmella Haynes Ferrell

April 15, 2016 - 11:30am
Umrath Lounge

Alumna Karmella Haynes Ferrell presented her research and spoke with Fellows about pursuing a teaching and research career. 

Karmella Haynes earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics.  Her postdoctoral training focused on designing bacterial DNA for mathematical applications (Davidson College) and engineering synthetic proteins to control human cell fates (Harvard Medical School). 

"Our group uses synthetic systems, and quantitative biology to engineer useful gene and protein-based biological devices and to deepen our understanding of molecular cell biology.  We operate biological devices primarily in human/mammalian cells. Accelerating the pace of therapeutic technologies (such as tissue regeneration and customizable protein-based drugs) via modular design is the grand challenge that shapes our research plans. 

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