Noireaux, associate professor
Noireaux got his
B.Sc. in applied physics at the University of Tours (France) in 1994.
In 1995 he moved to Paris for graduate school at the University
Paris 11 (Orsay), in physics. He did his PhD at the Curie
Institute (Paris, 1996-2000) in the laboratory of Jacques Prost on the
motion of the bacterium Listeria. He studied the actin cytoskeleton
mechanism involved in cell motility. He learned the biology related to
this project in the laboratory of Daniel Louvard. In 2000 he joined the
laboratory of Albert Libchaber at the Rockefeller University in New
York City where he spent five years as a postdoc. He used cell-free
expression systems to construct elementary gene networks and
artificial cell systems. In 2005, he moved to the University of
Minnesota where he is pursuing his work in synthetic biology using
cell-free expression to construct and to characterize complex
systems in vitro.
Marshall, graduate student
May 2012, Ryan graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in Physics
and Math. He is currently a graduate student, and he joined Noireaux
Lab in the summer of 2013. Ryan was teaching assistant for the
Synthetic Biology course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2016, and
will be again in 2017.
Garamella, graduate student
currently works in the Noireaux group as he pursues his PhD in physics
after receiving a B.A. in physics from the University of San Diego in
May 2012. While in San Diego, he studied fluid flow in protoplanetary
clouds before exploring experimental research involving fundamental
Ciampa, graduate student
joined Noireaux lab in 2016. Kate is learning how
to use the TXTL 2.0 and she is working on a TXTL optimization project.
arrived in Noireaux lab in February 2017. He is working on the minimal
cell system and TXTL circuit engineering.
Rakhimbekova, lab technician
arrived in Noireaux lab in January 2017.
Rustad, graduate student
finished a masters degree in Noireaux lab in 2017, he demonstrated that
coliphages can be cell-free synthesized, pushing the capabilities of
TXTL to an unprecendented level.
joined Noireaux laboratory in September 2012 after completing a PhD
programme in the chemistry department of the University of Southern
Denmark. He studied molecular biology and got a Laurea
from Roma Tre University. He also worked as research student at the
Osaka University and as research scientist for a start-up company named
ProtoLife. [Filippo on google
scholar] [Filippo's blog about
his work in pictures and videos]
Shin spent 4 years in my lab as a graduate
student. He got his PhD in June 2012. With Jonghyeon, we developed the
first all E. coli TX-TL system for cell-free synthetic biology.
published 7 articles during his PhD. He is doing a postdoc at MIT.
Chalmeau spent 3 years in my lab as a postdoc on a
collaborative project with the group of Christophe Vieu at the LAAS
(Toulouse, France). Jerome developed a method to use TXTL directly on
the chip of a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. Jerome is
now a researcher at the Cell Molecular Institute.
Tang got a master degree. Her master article was a
review of microfluidics technique used for biological applications.
Ruoqi is now working in China.
Deng worked on continuous cell-free TXTL in liposomes
and microdialysis systems. He got a master degree, he now works at
Corum worked on the phage phiX174 for a year. He earned
a master degree for doing various plasmids constructions to
characterize the expression and the synthesis of the bacteriophage in
vitro. He is now a teacher.
spent two semesters in my lab. He tested various fluorescent reporter
proteins in our custom made cell-free TXTL system. He earned
a master degree.
Morris, now graduate student at Berkeley.
REU (Research opportunity
for undergraduate) students
apRoberts-Warren, John Chung, Allison Heussler,
Christopher Pierce, Natalie Weisse, Benjamin Absher, Jonathan Morris,
Charles Godfrey, Erik Navarro.
RET (Research opportunity
for teachers) students
W. Brown, Cherie Bornhorst.
UROP (Undergraduate research
opportunity program at UMN) students
Fuller, Joshua Ellis, Jonathan Gapp.