Dr. Tian's research interests include synthetic biology, advanced biomolecular and biosystems engineering and genome science.
The lab currently has two focus areas:
1) Developing enabling technologies for large scale synthetic biology and functional genomics.
2) Applying high-throughput gene and genome synthesis and optimization technologies for understanding design principles of natural and synthetic biological systems.
Ongoing projects include:
Developing high-throughput, high-fidelity and low-cost gene and genome synthesis platform;
Developing efficient and reliable gene design and protein expression optimization technology;
Developing efficient protein design and directed evolution strategies;
BioMEMS, instrumentation, and software development.
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