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

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


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


Michael Sheets

Ph.D. candidate: Biomedical Engineering
B.S. Engineering, Olin College, 2017


Nathan Tague

Ph.D. candidate: Biomedical Engineering
B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, 2017

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)



Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Xi Wen, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2017-2018
  • Deepak Agrawal, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2016-2018

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