Dr. Mary Dunlop

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2008
M.S. California Institute of Technology, 2004
B.S.E. Princeton University, 2002

Full CV: Curriculum Vitae


Postdoctoral Scholars

Deepak Agrawal

Postdoctoral Scholar, John's Hopkins University, 2013-2016
Ph.D. Electrical and Mechanical Eng., University of Cambridge, UK, 2013
M.S. Electrical Eng., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, 2007
B. Tech., Electronics and Communications Eng., Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India, 2005

Imane El Meouche

Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Rouen, France, 2014
M.S. Cell Biology/Microbiology, University of Rouen, France, 2010
B.Sc. of Biology, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2008

Jean-Baptiste Lugagne

Postdoctoral Scholar, CNRS & INRIA, France 2017
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Universite Paris-VII, France, 2016
M.Sc. Signal Processing, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, 2012

Xi Wen

Postdoctoral Scholar, National Institutes of Health (NIAID), 2014-2017
Ph.D. Virology & Immunology, The University of Hong Kong, 2014
B.S. Biology, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 2009


Graduate Students


Ariel Langevin

Ph.D. candidate: Biomedical Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University, 2015

Nicholas Rossi

Ph.D. candidate: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
B.S. Microbiology, University of Minnesota, 2008

Tiebin Wang

Ph.D. candidate: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
M.S. Biophysics, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China, 2014
B.S. Biotechnology, Southern Medical University, China, 2012




Nick Emery

B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, 2016

co-advised with Doug Densmore




Sarah Nemsick

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University (in progress)



Graduate Students (Ph.D.)

  • Tim Tomko, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2017
    Thesis: Bioprospecting for genes that confer biofuel tolerance to Escherichia coli using a genomic library approach

Graduate Students (M.S. Thesis)

  • Javier Garcia-Bernardo, M.S., Computer Science, 2015
    Thesis: Gene expression noise in stress response as a survival strategy in fluctuating environments
  • Jessica Lindle, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2015
    Thesis: Using a biosensor-controlled synthetic feedback loop to improve microbial biofuel tolerance
  • Will Turner, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2014
    Thesis: Understanding and improving microbial biofuel tolerance as a result of efflux pump expression through genetic engineering and mathematical modeling
  • Ana Camposeco-Jacobs, M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2013
    Thesis: Role of noise in gene expression in the multiple antibiotic resistance network of E. coli
  • Mary Harrison, M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2012
    Thesis: Synthetic feedback loop for increasing microbial biofuel production using a biosensor


  • Yik Siu
  • Jesse Fenno

Undergraduate Students

  • Lizzy Slade, B.S. candidate, Electrical Engineering
  • Marco Tulio Lopes Guerreiro, B.S. candidate, Electrical Engineering
  • Alexa Bartel, B.S., Environmental Engineering, 2016
  • James Lent, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2014
  • Will Turner, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2013
  • Cooper Van Vranken, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2013
  • Michael Barbour, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2012
  • Rachel Koh, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2011