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Jeffrey Tabor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
 
e-mail:Jeffrey.Tabor@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology (2006) University of Texas, Austin
  • B.A. Biology and Biochemistry (2001) University of Texas, Austin
 
Primary Department
   Department of Bioengineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of BioSciences
  • Department of Bioengineering
  • Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
  • Rice Quantum Institute
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    Other Affiliations
     
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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    Websites
     Tabor Lab Website
     
    Research Areas
     Synthetic Biology, Optogenetics, Bacterial Two Component Systems, Synthetic Probiotics, Therapeutic Bacteria, Diagnostic Bacteria
     
    Teaching Areas
     Thermodynamics, Synthetic Biology
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Gerhardt, K.P., Olson, E.J., Hartsough, L.A., Ekness, F., Landry, B.P., Castillo-Hair, S.M., Ramakrishnan, P., Gomez, E.J., Suh, J., Tabor, J.J.* "The Light Plate Array: A flexible 3-D printed 24-well plate hardware and software platform characterization and control of optogenetic systems in cell culture." In Progress

     
     

    Ramakrishnan, P. and Tabor, J.J.* "Engineering Synechocystis PCC6803 UirS-UirR into a UV-violet/green photoreversible transcriptional regulatory tool in E. coli." Submitted

     
     

    Castillo-Hair, S., Igoshin, I., Tabor J.J.* "How to train your microbe: tools for making dynamical perturbations to microbial gene networks." Curr. Opin. Microbiol (2015/April 24) : 113-23.


    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369527415000090
     
     

    Castillo-Hair, S., Sexton, J., Landry B., Olson E.J., Igoshin, O.A, and Tabor, J.J.* "FlowCal: A user-friendly, open source software tool for automatically converting flow cytometry data from arbitrary to absolute units." Submitted

     
     

    Gomez E.J., Gerhardt K., Judd J., Tabor J.J., Suh J.* "Light-Activated Nuclear Translocation of Adeno-Associated Virus Nanoparticles Using Phytochrome B for Enhanced, Tunable, and Spatially Programmable Gene Delivery." ACS Nano., 10(1) (2016/January 26) : 225-37.


    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b05558
     
     

    Lee, E.J., Tabor J.J., Mikos A.G.* "Leveraging synthetic biology for tissue engineering applications." Inflamm. Regener, 34 (2014) : 15-22.

     
     

    Olson E.J. and Tabor. J.J.* "Optogenetic characterization methods overcome key challenges in synthetic and systems biology." Nat. Chem. Biol., 10 (2014/June 17) : 502-511.


    http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/v10/n7/full/nchembio.1559.html
     
     

    Olson, E.J., Hartsough L., Shroff, R., Landry B., and Tabor J.J.* "Characterizing bacterial gene circuit dynamics with optically programmed gene expression signals." Nat. Methods, 11(4) (2014/March 9) : 449-455.


    http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v11/n4/full/nmeth.2884.html
     
     

    Schmidl, S. Sheth, R., Wu, A., Tabor, J.J.* "Refactoring and optimization of light-switchable Escherichia coli two-component systems." ACS Synth. Biol., 3(11) (2014/September 24) : 820-31.


    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/sb500273n
     
     

    Olson, E. and Tabor J.J.* "Post-translational tools expand the scope of synthetic biology." Curr Opin Chem Biol, 16(3-4) (2012/August) : 300-6.

     
     

    J.J. Tabor, A. Levskaya and C.A. Voigt* "Multichromatic control of gene expression in Escherichia coli." J Mol Biol, 405(2) (2011/January 14) : 315-24.

     
     

    Ray, J.C., Tabor, J.J., and Igoshin, O.* "Non-transcriptional regulatory processes shape transcriptional network dynamics." Nat Rev Microbiol, 9(11) (2011/October 11) : 817-28.

     
     

    Tamsir, A., Tabor, J.J. and Voigt, C.A.* "Robust multicellular computing using genetically encoded NOR gates and chemical ‘wires’." Nature, 469(7329) (2011/January 13) : 212-5.

     
     

    Tabor, J.J., Salis, H.M., Simpson, Z.B., Chevalier, A.A., Levskaya, A., Marcotte, E.M., Voigt, C.A.* and Ellington, A.D. "A Synthetic Genetic Edge Detection Program." Cell, 137(7) (2009/June 26) : 1272-81.

     
     

    Tabor, J.J., Bayer, T.S., Simpson, Z.B., Levy, M. and Ellington, A.D.* "Engineering stochasticity in gene expression." Mol Biosyst, 4(7) (2008/July ) : 754-61.

     
     

    Tabor, J.J., Levy, M., and Ellington, A.D.* "Deoxyribozymes that recode sequence information." Nucleic Acids Res, 34(8) (2006/April 28) : 2166-72.

     
     

    Levskaya, A., Chevalier, A.A., Tabor, J.J., Simpson, Z.B., Lavery, L.A., Levy, M., Davidson, E.A., Scouras, A., Ellington, A.D., Marcotte, E.M. and Voigt, C.A.* "Engineering Escherichia coli to see light." Nature, 438(7067) (2005/November 24) : 441-2.

     
     Articles
     

    Tabor J.J. "Modular gene-circuit design takes two steps forward." Nat Methods, 9(11) (2012/November 6) : 1061-3.

     
     

    Tabor, J.J. and Ellington, A.D.* "Playing to win at DNA computation." Nat Biotechnol, 21(9) (2003/September) : 1013-5.

     
     Book chapters
     

    Tabor, J.J. "Plate-based assays for light-regulated gene expression systems." Methods Enzymol., 497 (2011) : 373-91.

     
     

    Tabor, J.J., Groban, E.S. and Voigt, C.A.* "Performance characteristics for sensors and circuits used to program E.coli." Systems Biology and Biotechnology of Escherichia coli, 22 (2009) : 401-39.

     
     

    Tabor, J.J., Levy, M., Simpson, Z.B. and Ellington, A.D.* "Parasitism and protocells: the tragedy of the molecular commons." Protocells: Bridging Nonliving and Living matter, 1 (2008) : 367-84.

     
     

    Tabor, J.J., Davidson, E.A. and Ellington, A.D.* "Developing RNA tools for engineered regulatory systems." Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev, 22 (2006) : 21-44.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    Co-organizer. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium, Rice University. 12/10/2011

     
     

    Co-organizer. Synthetic Biology 5.0. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. 06/15/2011

     
     

    Co-organizer. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium, Rice University. 12/04/2010

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "‘Controlling gene expression with light’. Gordon Research Conference on Photosensory Receptors & Signal Transduction. Galveston, TX. ." (January 29, 2016)

     
     

    "‘Advancing optogenetics to overcome limitations in synthetic biology.’ BIOSS. Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany.." (October 15, 2015)

     
     

    "‘Advancing optogenetics to overcome limitations in synthetic biology.’ CEPLAS retreat. Dusseldorf, Germany. ." (October 13, 2015)

     
     

    "‘Engineering bacterial two component systems as sensors for synthetic biology’. UC-Davis, Genome Center. ." (November 17, 2015)

     
     

    "‘Optogenetic control of gene expression dynamics.’ Wageningen University Department of Systems and Synthetic Biology Retreat. Hengelo, The Netherlands. ." (October 12, 2015)

     
     

    "Ramakrishnan, P. and Tabor J.J. Engineering a UV-Green photoreversible transcriptional controller in E. coli. NSF SynBERC Year 10 Fall retreat. MIT, Cambridge, MA. ." (September 19, 2015.)

     
     

    "Sexton, J.T. and Tabor, J.J. Engineering a Genetic Multiplexer and Demultiplexer from a Novel Library of Orthogonal CRISPRi Circuit Modules. NSF SynBERC Year 9 Spring retreat. UC Berkeley.." (April 1, 2015)

     
     

    "‘Using light to characterize bacterial gene circuit dynamics’. 15th International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB). Academica Sinica. Taipei, Taiwan.." (October 23, 2014)

     
     

    "‘Using light to characterize bacterial gene circuit dynamics’. Chemical Biophysics Symposium. University of Toronto. Toronto, CA. *Keynote speaker.." (05/03/14)

     
     

    "‘Using light-switchable phytochrome-family two component systems to characterize bacterial gene circuit dynamics’. 16th International Congress on Photobiology. Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. Cordoba, Argentina.." (September 8, 2014)

     
     

    "‘Using light-switchable phytochrome-family two component systems to characterize bacterial gene circuit dynamics’. German Association of General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM). Dusseldorf, Germany.." (October 2, 2014)

     
     

    "“Next-generation optogenetic wetware and hardware for the characterization of synthetic biological devices”. SynBERC retreat, MIT. Cambridge, MA.." (09/29/13)

     
     

    “Optogenetics in Synthetic Biology”. Nanotechnology in Biomedical Science Short Course. Genes & Development Graduate Program. MD Anderson Cancer Center. Houston, TX 02/07/13.

     
     

    "“An all-optical biological function generator/oscilloscope framework for characterizing gene circuit dynamics”. Advances in Biomedical Measurement Science (ABMS) Program, Stanford University.." (12/11/13)

     
     

    "“An all-optical biological function generator/oscilloscope framework for characterizing gene circuit dynamics”. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX.." (12/08/13)

     
     

    "“Engineering, characterization, and control of light-switchable bacterial two component-systems”. Synthetic Biology @ UW Workshop. University of Washington, Seattle.." (01/21/13)

     
     

    "“Engineering, characterization, and control of light-switchable bacterial two-component systems”. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Denver, CO.." (05/21/13)

     
     

    "“Programming Gene Expression Dynamics with Light”. Gordon Research Conference on Synthetic Biology. Mount Snow, VT. ." (06/12/13)

     
     

    "“Predictive control of E. coli gene expression dynamics using light” 9th Biannual North Carolina Biophysics Symposium, University of North Carolina. Chapel-Hill, NC. ." (November 8, 2012)

     
     

    "“Predictive control of E. coli gene expression dynamics using light”. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium, Rice University. Houston, TX.." (December 1, 2012)

     
     

    "“Predictive control of E. coli gene expression dynamics using light-switchable two-component systems”. DTRA Workshop. Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University. Scottsdale, AZ.." (December 04, 2012)

     
     

    "“Using an engineered optogenetic signaling pathway for predictive control of bacterial gene expression dynamics”. NSF Molecular Programming Project Workshop, Oxnard, CA.." (August 20, 2012)

     
     

    ""Real-time control of gene expression in living cells". Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX.." (December 10, 2011)

     
     

    "“Real-time control of gene expression in living cells”. Synthetic Biology Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Asia. Suzhou, China.." (11/07/2011)

     
     

    "“Using light to control cellular behaviors in space and time”. Signals and Space Symposium. Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark.               ." (08/25/2011)

     
     

    “Engineering E. coli to see light, take photographs and process images”. Molecular Programming Group, University of Washington - Seattle. 02/2010                                                                

     
     

    “Engineering light regulated behaviors in bacteria” BIOSS International Symposium: Signaling meets synthetic biology. University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. 09/23/2010

     
     

    “Synthetic Biology for Unmanned Underwater Applications” Naval Postgraduate School, Monterrey, CA, 05/18/2010                    

     
     

    ""Using light to pattern gene expression in bacterial populations". Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX.." (December 04. 2010)

     
     

    “A Massively Parallel Biological Edge Detector”. Synthetic Biology 3.0. ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 06/2007                                                          

     
     

    “Engineering photoregulation for the control of cell communities”. Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology. Andover, NH, 07/2007                                                                       

     
     

    “Programming Bacterial Communities to Function as Massively Parallel Computers”. 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC). San Diego, CA, 06/2007                                                                        

     
     

    “Tuning noise in global gene expression”. Sixth International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB). Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 10/2005                                                           

     
     Lectures
     

    "“Synthetic Biology”. Bacterial Structure and Function Course (GS-MV-417). Dept. of Molecular Virology and Microbiology. Baylor College of Medicine. ." (May 1, 2015)

     
     

    "“Synthetic Biology”. Bacterial Structure and Function Course (GS-MV-417). Dept. of Molecular Virology and Microbiology. Baylor College of Medicine. ." (December 12, 2015)

     
     

    "'Optogenetic control of gene expression dynamics’. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Synthetic Biology Course. August 1, 2015.." (August 1, 2015)

     
     

    "Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Synthetic Biology Summer Course." (2013-2014)

     
     

    “Controlling bacterial signaling networks with light”. EMBO practical course: Synthetic Biology & Signaling. University of Freiburg, Germany, 03/16/2012                                        

     
     Other
     

    Lee, E.J., Zimak, J., Diehl, M.R., Tabor, J.J., Mikos, A.G. An optogenetic approach to bone tissue engineering". 5th International Conference on Tissue Engineering. Kos, Greece. 07/20/14. 

     
     

    Gomez, E., Gerhardt, K. Judd, J., Tabor, J.J., Suh J. An optogenetic system for spatiotemporal regulation of viral gene delivery vectors. BMES 2014 Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. 10/22/14.

     
     

    Sofjan, K.J., Cherayil, N.A., El-touny, S.Y., Medellin, I.N., Castillo-Hair, S.M., Ekness, F., Landry, B.P., Sheth, R.U., Tabor, J.J. Chromosomally based phycocyanobilin synthesis in a freely distributable E. coli strain. Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium. 8/1/2014.

     
     

    Hartsough, L. “Frequency Analysis of Light-Switchable Bacterial Two-Component Systems”. UC Santa Cruz Advanced Studies Laboratories/ NASA Ames Research Center. 07/19/14.

     
     

    Hartsough, L., Olson, E.J., Castillo-Hair, S., Landry, B., Ekness, F., Tabor, J.J., Hogan, J.A., Ricco, A. Optogenesat: An optogenetic platform for studying gene expression dynamics in space. NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. 08/05/14.

     
     

    Castillo-Hair S. and Tabor, J.J. Studying the dynamics of CRISPRi regulation using optogenetics. NSF SynBERC retreat, MIT, 09/27/14.

     
     

    Hartsough, L. and Tabor, J.J. “Frequency analysis of light-switchable bacterial two-component systems.” SynBERC retreat. UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. 03/27/13.

     
     

    Hartsough, L. “Frequency Analysis of Light-Switchable Bacterial Two-Component Systems”. UC Santa Cruz Advanced Studies Laboratories/ NASA Ames Research Center. 07/19/13.

     
     

    Olson, E.J. Hartsough, L., Shroff, R., Tabor, J.J.. “Multichannel Programmable Gene Expression Dynamics in E. coli using Engineered Optogenetic Signaling Pathways”. Synthetic Biology 6.0. Imperial College. London, England. 07/09/13.

     
     

    "A Massively Parallel Biological Edge Detector" iGEM competition. MIT, Cambridge, MA, 11/2006

     
     

    "Light Wires" iGEM competition. MIT, Cambridge, MA, 11/2005

     
     

    "Bacterial Photography" Synthetic Biology Competition. MIT, Cambridge, MA. 11/2004

     
     Panelist
     

    Synthetic Biology 1.0. MIT, Cambridge, MA, 07/2004

     
     Posters
     

    "Ong, N. and Tabor, J.J. Engineering a novel bacteriophytochrome Near Infrared/Red light responsive system. GRC on Photosensory Receptors & Signal Transduction, Galveston, TX,." (January 26, 2016)

     
     

    "Ramakrishnan, P., and Tabor, J.J. Engineering UirS-UirR as a UV-Green photoswitchable tool in E. coli. GRC on Photosensory Receptors & Signal Transduction, Galveston, TX, ." (January 26, 2016)

     
     

    "Castillo-Hair, S.M., Igoshin, O.A., Tabor, J.J. Characterization of CRISPRi Dynamics Using Optogenetics and Mathematical Modeling. SEED Conference. Boston, MA. ." (June 10-13, 2015)

     
     

    "Daeffler, K., Tabor, J.J. Heterologous Expression and Characterization of Hybrid Two-Component Systems from Gut Bacteria. SEED Conference. Boston, MA. ." (June 10-13, 2015)

     
     

    "Dyulgyarov, N.D., Landry, B.P., Tabor, J.J. Creation of a nitrate sensor in Bacillus subtilis. Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium. ." (April, 16, 2015)

     
     

    "Dyulgyarov, N.D., Landry, B.P., Tabor, J.J. Creation of a nitrate sensor in Bacillus subtilis. Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium. ." (April, 16, 2015)

     
     

    "El-touny, S.Y., Tabor, J.J. Bridging the gap between cutting edge research and secondary education using bacterial photography. NSF. Washington, DC.." (February 19-21, 2015)

     
     

    "Gerhardt, K.P., Tabor, J.J. Optogenetic Regulation of Proteolysis Using an Engineered Light-Switchable Split-TEV Protease. SEED Conference. Boston, MA. ." (June 10-13, 2015)

     
     

    "Gerhardt, K., and Tabor, J.J. The LPA: A 3D-Printed Platform for Optogenetics in Bacteria and Eukaryotes. GRC on Photosensory Receptors & Signal Transduction, Galveston, TX, ." (January 26, 2016)

     
     

    "Gomez, E.J., Gerhardt, K., Judd, J., Tabor J.J., Suh, J. Genetic Engineering of Synthetic Optogenetic Proteins into Viral Nanoparticles. SEED Conference. Boston, MA. ." (June 10-13, 2015)

     
     

    "Gomez, E.J., Gerhardt, K., Judd, J., Tabor J.J., Suh, J.* Genetic Engineering of Synthetic Optogenetic Proteins into Viral Nanoparticles. AIChE annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.." (November 8, 2015)

     
     

    "Groszman, K., Sexton, J.T., Castillo-Hair, S.M., Olson, E.J., Tabor, J.J. CRISPRi negative autoregulation for growth-rate independent gene expression NSF SynBERC Year 9 Spring retreat. UC Berkeley.." (April 1, 2015. )

     
     

    "Groszman, K., Sexton, J.T., Castillo-Hair, S.M., Olson, E.J., Tabor, J.J. CRISPRi negative autoregulation for growth-rate independent gene expression. Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium.." ( April, 16, 2015.)

     
     

    "Hartsough, L., Tabor, J.J. Optogenetic Frequency Analysis of Bacterial Two-Component Systems and Synthetic Gene Circuits. SEED Conference. Boston, MA. ." (June 10-13, 2015)

     
     

    "Olson, E.J., Tabor, J.J. Quantitatively characterizing and modeling the performance features of optogenetic systems using a 3D-printed hardware platform. NSF SynBERC retreat. UC-Berkeley. ." (April 1, 2015. )

     
     

    "Sexton, J.T., Tabor, J.J. Engineering bacterial finite state machines. Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Evolution, and Design (SEED) Conference. Boston, MA. ." (June 10-13, 2015)

     
     

    "Sheth, R.U., Tabor, J.J. Engineering bacterial two component systems as high performance sensors with customizable signaling properties. SEED Conference. Boston, MA. ." (June 10-13, 2015)

     
     

    Grozsman, K., Hartsough, L.A., and Tabor, J.J. ‘A blue light-inducible transcriptional device in E. coli.’ Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium. 04/16/14.

     
     

    El-touny, S.Y., Cherayil, N.A., Lin, Y., Medellin, I.N., Sofjan, K.J., Castillo-Hair S.M., Ekness, F., Landry B.P., Sheth, R.U., Tabor, J.J. Bridging the gap between cutting edge research and secondary education using bacterial photography. Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium. 8/1/2014.

     
     

    Medellin, I.N., Cherayil, N.A., El-touny, S.Y., Castillo-Hair, S.M., Ekness, F., Landry, B.P., Sheth, R.U., Tabor, J.J. Creating and standardizing bacterial photography in the classroom. Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium. 8/1/2014.

     
     

    Sheth, R., Schmidl, S., and Tabor J.J. ‘Engineering synthetic probiotics to combat human disease’. Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium. 04/16/14. (**Winner. Top three Rice undergraduate engineering posters.)

     
     

    Cherayil, N.A., El-touny, S.Y., Lin Y., Medellin, I.N., Sofjan K.J., Castillo-Hair, S.M., Ekness, F., Landry, B.P., Sheth, R.U., Tabor, J.J. Engineering visible reporters under the control of optimized light-sensing systems for the implementation of bacterial photography in the K-12 Classroom

     
     

    Groszman, K., Hartsough, L., and Tabor, J.J. Frequency Analysis as a Method for Characterizing Biological Parts. GCC Undergraduate Symposium. Rice University. 10/25/14. (*Best presentation; Section 4A; Synthetic Biology and Aptamers).

     
     

    Hartsough, L. Groszman, K. Tabor, J.J. Frequency analysis of optogenetic two component systems and a downstream genetic circuit. NSF SynBERC retreat, MIT, 09/27/14.

     
     

    Lin, Y., El-touny, S.Y., Cherayil, N.A., Medellin, I.N., Sofjan, K.J., Castillo-Hair, S.M., Ekness, F., Landry, B.P., Sheth, R.U., Tabor, J.J. Optimizing bacterial photography protocols in the K-12 classroom. Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium. 8/1/2014.

     
     

    Stork, D., Schmidl, S., Tabor, J.J. Optimizing two-component light-switchable systems for controlling gene expression in Escherichia coli.  American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). San Diego, CA 2014

     
     

    Dillard, S., Sheth, R. and Tabor, J.J. ‘Thresholding Bacterial Two-Component Systems

    for Engineering Signaling. Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium. 04/16/14

     
     

    Sheth, R. and Tabor, J.J. Tuning the input/output relationship and sensitivity of bacterial two-component systems. NSF SynBERC retreat, MIT, 09/27/14.

     
     

    Ong, N., and Tabor J.J. ‘Engineering RpBphP1 for FR/R-switchable protein dimerization and transcriptional control’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Gerhardt, K., and Tabor J.J. ‘Optogenetic regulation of proteins using a light-controllable split-protease system’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Sexton, J., and Tabor J.J. ‘Construction of bacterial finite state machines from CRIPSRi-based genetic NOR gates’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Castillo-Hair, S., Tabor J.J., and Igoshin, O.A. ‘Controlling B. subtilis sporulation using a light-based function generator’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Landry, B., Olson, E.J.,Hartsough, L.A. and Tabor J.J. ‘Dynamic characterization of transcriptional inverters and toggle switches using light’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Ong, N., and Tabor J.J. ‘Engineering RpBphP1 for FR/R-switchable protein dimerization and transcriptional control’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Ramakrishnan, P., and Tabor J.J. ‘Engineering UV/green light-switchable transcriptional control in E. coli’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Jayanthi, S., Igoshin, O.A., and Tabor J.J. ‘Engineering contact dependent inhibition systems in E. coli’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Hartsough, L.A., Olson, E.J., and Tabor J.J. ‘Frequency analysis of light-switchable two component systems’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Sheth, R., Schmidl, S., and Tabor J.J. ‘Modular reconstruction of bacterial two-component systems for engineered signaling’. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/07/13.

     
     

    Sheth, R and Tabor, J.J. "Open source, low-cost equipment for 2d and 3d printing of engineered bacteria" Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. San Diego, CA. January 18-22, 2014.

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "‘Engineering bacterial two component signal transduction systems to function as sensors of gut inflammation’. Keck Seminar. Rice University. ." (September 18, 2015)

     
     

    "‘Engineering bacterial two component signaling systems as cellular sensors with high modularity, tunability, portability, and signal-to-background.’ UC-Berkeley, Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar Series.." (November 16, 2015)

     
     

    "Advancing optogenetics to address key challenges in synthetic and systems biology.
    Bioengineering seminar series. Pratt School of Engineering. Duke University.." (April 23, 2015)

     
     

    "“Synthetic probiotics: engineering bacteria to sense, compute, and respond to disease signatures in the body”. Dept. of Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX.." (03/20/14)

     
     

    "“Using light to characterize bacterial gene circuit dynamics”. Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research (CIBR) Center, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX. ." (03/12/14)

     
     

    "‘Synthetic Probiotics’. ”. Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research (CIBR) Center, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX.." (11/20/14)

     
     

    "‘Using optogenetics to overcome major challenges in synthetic biology’. Synthetic Biology Working Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ." (October 17, 2014)

     
     

    "Synthetic Biology Working Group." Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (October 17, 2014)

     
     

    ‘Using optogenetics to overcome major challenges in synthetic biology’. Synthetic Biology Working Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. October 17, 2014.

     
     

    "“Combining optogenetics with synthetic biology for the reliable design of living systems“. Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Houston, TX.." (September 9, 2013)

     
     

    "“Predictive control of E. coli gene expression dynamics using light”. Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (BSSE). ETH Zurich. Basel, Switzerland.." (January 10, 2013)

     
     

    “Combining optogenetics with synthetic biology for the reliable design of living systems“. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 09/09/13.

     
     

    “Engineering, characterization, and control of light-switchable bacterial two-component systems”. Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemical Engineering. State College, PA, 04/11/13.

     
     

    "“Engineering, characterization, and control of light-switchable bacterial two-component systems”. Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemical Engineering. State College, PA.." (04/11/13)

     
     

    "“Predictive control of E. coli gene expression dynamics using light”. Information Exchange Seminar Series. Department of Genetics, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Houston, TX. ." (October 22, 2012)

     
     

                                                

     
     

         

     
     

    “Engineering E. coli to see light, take photographs and process images”. Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 02/2010  

     
     

                  

     
     

    “Engineering E. coli to see light, take photographs and process images”. Department of Chemistry, Emory University, 12/2009                           

     
     

    “Synthetic Genetic Systems for Biological and Engineering Applications”. Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 03/2006

     
     Session Chair
     

    “Where can we go with synthetic biology?” session. Gordon Research Conference - Synthetic Biology. (Re) constructing and (Re) programming life. West Dover, VT. June 13, 2013.

     
     

    "Andrew Ellington Lab 20th Anniversity Symposium. University of Texas.." (May 26, 2012)

     
     

    ""What's Next? Session". Synthetic Biology 5.0. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.." (June 17, 2011)

     
     

    Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/04/2011

     
     Workshops
     

    "“Predictive control of gene expression dynamics in E. coli” Interm Workshop: Photocontrol and Optogenetics of Biological Systems and Functions, Bordeaux, France.." (09/12/12)

     
     

    Pattern Formation Workshop. Computational and Theoretical Biosciences Symposium. Rice University, Houston, TX. 12/04/2010

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, ACS Synthetic Biology. (2011 - 2016)

     Other, Nature Biotechnology. (2011 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ACS Synthetic Biology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nature Chemical Biology. (2015 - 2016)

     Other, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. (2015 - 2016)

     Other, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2015 - 2016)

     Other, ACS Synthetic Biology. (2015 - 2016)

     Other, Cell Reports. (2015 - 2015)

     Other, Nature Plants. (2015 - 2015)

     Other, Plasmid. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Analytical Chemistry. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Biotechnology Journal. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Biotechnology & Bioengineering. (2012 - 2012)

     Other, Journal of Biological Engineering. (2012 - 2012)

     Other, FEMS Microbiology Letters. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of Molecular Biology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nucleic Acids Research. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, PLoS Computational Biology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nature/EMBO Molecular Systems Biology. (2012 - 2016)

     Other, PNAS. (2014 - 2014)

     Other, Nature Methods. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, ACS Synthetic Biology. (2012 - 2012)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Matthew Pena, Ph.D. Evolutionary fates within a microbial population highlight an essential role for protein folding during natural selection. (2011) (Committee Member)

     Raghav Shroff, M.S. Characterizing gene expression dynamics through an engineering light-switchable E. coli two component system. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Anisha Perez, Ph.D Yousfi Shamoo Lab. (2013) (Committee Member)

     Wenting Zhao , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     Lin Chen , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     Andrew Hirning , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     David Shis , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     Matt Pena , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     Jatin Narula , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     David Shis, Ph.D. Making a Modular and Extensible AND Transcriptional Logic Gate. (Committee Member)

     Andrew Hirning, Ph.D. The effect of promoter structure and protein affinity of genetic network dynamics. (Committee Member)

     Jatin Narula, Ph.D. A Systems and Synthetic Biology study of Gene Regulatory Network DesignFunction Relationships . (Committee Member)

     Anisha Perez , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     Lin Chen, Ph.D. Controlling the regulatory mechanisms involved in coooperative pattern formation in S. cerevisiae. (Committee Member)

     Jing Guo , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

     Michelle Ho , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (04/01/2016)

     Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research (ONR) (May 05, 2014)

     Finalist. NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2) , NIH

     Michel Systems Biology Award, Rice University (2013)

     Hamill Innovation Award, Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (2011)

     Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIH (2008)

     Best Model-Driven Design, iGEM Competition (2005)

    Positions Held
     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). (2010 - 2010)

     Program Reviewer, ONR Biomaterials & Bionanotechnology. (2014 - 2014)

     Journal Referee, Molecular Systems Biology. (2012 - 2012)

     Journal Referee, Nature Biotechnology. (2012 - 2012)

     Journal Referee, PLoS Computational Biology. (2011 - 2011)

     Journal Referee, Journal of Molecular Biology. (2011 - 2011)

     Journal Referee, Journal of Biological Engineering. (2012 - 2012)

     Journal Referee, FEMS Microbiology Letters. (2010 - 2010)

     Study Section, NIH, Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT). (2012 - 2012)

     Journal Referee, Plasmid. (2010 - 2010)

     Affiliated Investigator, NSF SynBERC. (2011 - 2011)

     Journal Referee, Biotechnology Journal. (2012 - 2012)

     Journal Referee, Analytical Chemistry. (2010 - 2010)

     Affiliated Investigator, NSF Synthetic Biology ERC (SynBERC). (2013 - 2014)

     Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. (2012 - 2012)

     Affiliated Investigator, NSF Synthetic Biology ERC (SynBERC). (2012 - 2012)

     Journal Referee, Nature Methods. (2012 - 2012)