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Assistant Professor of Bioengineering; CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member

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Drew Endy is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and an Affiliated Faculty Member at CISAC, focusing on biosecurity.

The immediate goal of his research is to enable the engineering of genetically encoded memory systems. Modest amounts of programmable memory, if implemented within living organisms, would have profound impacts on the study and treatment of diseases and would broadly enable non-medical applications of biotechnology. He and his team are interested in both the basic and applied aspects of the problem, from considering how to best store information inside cells to practical applications. Their overall long term goal is to help make biology easy to engineer, an area of research known as synthetic biology.

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Bioengineering Y2E2 Building, Room 269B, Stanford

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Researchers create rewritable digital storage in DNA
Scientists at Stanford have invented a way to store, erase and code digital data in the DNA of living cells. The team, led by Drew Endy, PhD, calls the flipping device a “recombinase addressable data” module, or RAD. Endy commented in a release on the method’s potential biomedical applications ...
May 21, 2012 in Scope (blog)