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Niranjan Srinivas, PhD

Dr. Srinivas is combining new live imaging technologies, synthetic biology, and mathematical modeling to quantitatively analyze gene expression patterns in space and time during development. Predictive understanding of such patterns and how they go awry during mutations could help us uncover the molecular mechanisms underlying diseases such as cancer. Combining such knowledge with the ability to synthetically alter gene expression patterns could also lead to novel therapeutic approaches.

Project title: "Mutual repression, bistability, and switch-like decisions during development"
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Hernan Garcia, PhD, and Adam Arkin, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Developmental Biology