• Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

DeDecker, Brian S Senior Instructor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • Our research efforts are focused on developing techniques and tools for the field of synthetic biology. For instance, biologics are protein based therapeutics that can be engineered with remarkable specificity using these tools. To this end, we have developed a new gene synthesis method for the constitution of variable protein libraries (Lee et al.). We are currently developing additional methods and strategies to engineer biological systems.

keywords

  • Synthetic Biology

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • MCDB 1030 - Introduction to Molecular Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the foundation of molecular, cell, developmental and evolutionary biology in the context of human development and disease. Including how the immune system works to protect us from infections and technologies being developed towards the goal of better health around the world. For nonmajors.
  • MCDB 4100 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 3135 and MCDB 3145 (minimum grade C-).
  • MCDB 4361 - Evolution and Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Relates how recent discoveries in the molecular mechanisms of development are shaping our understanding of animal evolution. Reviews basic principles of molecular developmental biology and applies these concepts to critically discuss current research in the field of Evo-Devo (evolution and development). Fulfills MCDB scientific reasoning requirement. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 3135 and MCDB 3145 (minimum grade C-). Same as MCDB 5361.
  • MCDB 4990 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Involves the preparation and defense of an honors thesis, based on faculty-supervised original research, including final phases of the research project. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 4840 or MCDB 4980 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.3 and approval by the MCDB Honors Committee.
  • MCDB 5361 - Evolution and Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Relates how recent discoveries in the molecular mechanisms of development are shaping our understanding of animal evolution. Reviews basic principles of molecular developmental biology and applies these concepts to critically discuss current research in the field of Evo-Devo (evolution and development). Same as MCDB 4361.

Other Profiles