Matthew Bennett

The research in my lab spans the boundary between theoretical and experimental synthetic biology. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of gene regulation – from small-scale interactions such as transcription and translation, to the large-scale dynamics of gene networks and synthetic microbial consortia. I use an interdisciplinary approach to 1) uncover the underlying design principles governing gene networks and microbial consortia, 2) engineer novel synthetic gene circuits for practical applications, and 3) develop new mathematical tools to better describe gene networks. The ultimate goal of my research is to develop synthetic multicellular systems for biomedical and environmental applications.