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BE Seminar: “Synthetic Biochemistry: Engineering Molecules and Pathways for Precision Medicine” (Michael Lin)

September 2 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Update 9/2/21: Unfortunately due to the flooding in Philadelphia we will not be able to hold this seminar on campus. Check your email for the zoom link or contact ksas@seas.upenn.edu.

The most effective medicines are those that target the earliest causes of disease, rather than later manifestations. Engineering of biomolecules is a promising but underexplored approach to precisely detecting or targeting disease causes. I will present our work to develop a novel approach to treating cancer by detecting the signaling abnormalities that give rise to cancer. Interestingly, this effort involves biomolecular engineering at multiple scales: proteins, pathways, and viruses. I will also discuss how our work has translated serenditously to developing treatments for SARSCoV2.

Michael Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Bioengineering, and by courtesy of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford Medicine, Stanford University

Michael Z. Lin received an A.B. summa cum laude in Biochemistry from Harvard, an M.D. from UCLA, and a Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. After training in biochemistry and neurobiology as a PhD student with Michael Greenberg at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lin performed postdoctoral research in fluorescent protein engineering with Chemistry Nobel Laureate Roger Y. Tsien at UCSD. Dr. Lin is a recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists, a Rita Allen Scholar Award, a Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, and a NIH Pioneer Award.

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Date:
September 2
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Bioengineering
Phone:
215-898-8501
Email:
be@seas.upenn.edu
Website:
http://www.be.seas.upenn.edu/

Venue

Moore 216
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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