Prof. Tal Danino’s research explores the emerging intersection of systems biology, synthetic biology, and engineering, focusing on building a quantitative understanding of gene circuits and designing biological behaviors that have technological applications. The interaction of microbes and tumors is a major target of his work, where DNA sequences and synthetic biology are used to program microbes as diagnostics and therapeutics in cancer. Dr. Danino also brings this science outside the laboratory as a TED Fellow and through science-art projects.
2011-15, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005-11, Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego
2001-05, B.S. Physics, Chemistry, Math, University of California, Los Angeles