ChBE McCormick Northwestern
Lab Affiliations: CSB NICO IBiS CLP QBIO

Biological function is governed by highly integrated networks that exhibit nonlinear dynamics at all biochemical/molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. We believe that engineering principles can be employed to better understand, predict, and control complex biological functions, and that these principles need to be informed by biology.

The Modeling Dynamic Life Systems (MODYLS) Lab operates at the evolving interface between engineering and biology, promoting a diverse, creative research environment consisting of engineers and basic scientists that share the common mission of advancing medicine and biology. Through this collective effort, we aim to identify design principles that underlie complex biological function, and modulate extrinsic factors to optimize therapeutic interventions.

Announcements

Jessica Yu is selected as a runner-up for the 2018 Distinguished Graduate Researcher Award.
September 2018

Justin Finkle is selected to present at this year's IBiS retreat.
September 2018

Slava Butkovich and Kate Dray are awarded Northwestern University Biotechnology Cluster awards.
August 2018

Jason Cain is awarded a Northwestern University Biotechnology Training Program fellowship.
August 2018

Jessica Yu receives a best poster award at the FOSBE conference.
August 2018

Narasimhan Balakrishnan, Joseph Muldoon, and Jessica Yu showcase their research at the FOSBE conference.
August 2018

Prof. Neda Bagheri and Prof. Josh Leonard are awarded an NIH synthetic biology research project grant for engineering cell-based devices.
July 2018

Prof. Bagheri joins as a faculty member of the new NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at NU.
July 2018

Prof. Bagheri is highlighted as a distinguished speaker for the Accelerated Discovery Forum at IBM Research-Almaden.
July 2018

Justin Finkle and Jia Wu publish Windowed Granger causal inference strategy improves discovery of gene regulatory networks. Read more about the SWING algorithm here.
February 2018

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