The latest news and developments from the Green lab at BU.

Yu Zhou: PhD Defense

Lab member Yu Zhou successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Sensing and Regulation using Nucleic Acid Devices”. Congratulations, Yu!

Michael Staren: Honors Thesis Defense

Lab member Michael Staren successfully defended his Barrett Honors Thesis describing new strategies for microRNA detection. Congratulations, Michael!

Yuexin Li: Master’s Defense

Lab member Yuexin Li successfully defended her Master’s thesis describing new completely sequence-independent riboregulators. Congratulations, Yuexin!

A low-cost norovirus assay

Noroviruses are a primary cause of foodborne illness that affect millions of people each year. In OUP Synthetic Biology, we describe a norovirus assay that integrates paper-based cell-free reactions with synbody viral enrichment to provide a 1000-fold improvement in detection limit compared to our earlier Zika assay.

Ahmed Yousaf: PhD Defense

Lab member Ahmed Yousaf successfully defended his PhD thesis today. He will be taking a job with Intel. Congratulations, Ahmed!

Green wins $2.1M NIH New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $2.1 million grant to ASU Biodesign Institute professor and School of Molecular Sciences faculty member Alexander Green to pursue innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research. (ASU News story)