Her, John

WEBSITE(S)| Bashor Lab

I am interested in advancing translational medicine, specifically by engineering cells using synthetic biology. 
Current pharmaceuticals and biomedical devices can monitor and interact with the human body, but possible outputs are constrained to the innate functionality of natural living tissues. I believe that synthetic biology can be used to generate designer cell lines that expand the range of output behaviors accessible to biological systems, thereby augmenting the available application space. Currently, my research focuses on modular biosensors with multiple potential outputs, including regulated secretion gated by cytoplasmic calcium levels.

Research Areas

synthetic biology, cell engineering

Societies & Organizations

BS, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2015

Honors & Awards

Rice IBB (Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering) Travel Award Winner (2018)

Robert and Elizabeth Polansky Undergraduate Fellowship (2012-2015)