Farah A. Attia
MIT EECS — Draper Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Computational Design Tools for Reconfigurable Synthetic Gene Circuits
Computer Science and Molecular Biology
Timothy K. Lu
My research project involves extending the capabilities of the BioCompiler, which converts high level biological programs into abstract genetic regulatory networks using combinatorial and sequential logic, to support the creation of 3D tissue structures or organoids for tissues-by design. The goal is to develop circuits in cells which work in tandem to form a global result.
I am a senior studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology. I am interested in this project because it attempts to solve an exciting and challenging research problem in the synthetic biology field and in the SuperUROP program specifically because it allows a close and productive relationship between advisors and students and the opportunity to meet experts in the field for future research and work endeavors.