Jin (Harvey) Yang

Jin is a PhD student in biological engineering focusing on the development of a new bottom-up synthetic biology strategy for understanding how 3D genome organization regulates genome function. He is applying super-resolution microscopy to study the dynamics of chromatin looping in live cells and uses MATLAB for image segmentation and analysis. In recent work, using MATLAB SimBiology, he developed a synthetic genetic circuit, the Equalizer, that reduces the cell-to-cell variation of expression from plasmids close to that of a cell line, in which there is no gene copy number variation. Jin earned a BS in bioengineering from Rice University.



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