Dr. Mary Dunlop

Associate 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


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


Nadia Sampaio

Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, 2018
M.Sc. Genetics and Molecular Biology, State University of Campinas, Brazil, 2013
B.S. Biological Sciences, State University of Campinas, Brazil, 2010


Jonghyeon Shin

Postdoctoral Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019
Ph.D. Physics, University of Minnesota, 2012
M.S. SungKyunKwan University, South Korea, 2003


Graduate Students


Caroline Blassick

Ph.D. candidate: Biomedical Engineering
B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, 2018


Ariel Langevin

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


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




Deeya Burman

B.A. Economics, Northwestern University 2012
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University (in progress) - LEAP program


Sarah Nemsick

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



Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Dr. Imane El Meouche, 2014-2019
  • Dr. Xi Wen, 2017-2018
  • Dr. Deepak Agrawal, 2016-2018

Graduate Students (Ph.D.)

  • Nicholas Rossi, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, 2019
    Thesis: Noise and information in bacterial multigene stress response systems
  • 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


  • Nick Emery
  • Jesse Fenno
  • Yik Siu

Undergraduate Students

  • Vicente Trelles, B.S. candidate, Biotechnology (University of Edinburgh)
  • Vincent Chang, B.S. candidate, Biomedical Engineering
  • 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