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Raven Development Team

Development Team

Evan Appleton
Evan Appleton
M.S. 2012 Bioinformatics, Boston University
B.S. 2010 Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Evan is a PhD candidate in the CIDAR Lab who works on design automation tools for synthetic biology. Specifically, Evan works on software tools for verification, assembly and debugging of synthetic genetic constructs with focus on experimental design algorithms. His work, including this tool, is intended to increase the speed and scale of synthetic biology via design automation. Evan is currently the Co-President for the SynBERC Student and Post-doc Association.

Jenhan Tao
Jenhan Tao
B.S. 2012 Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

Jenhan is a software developer who has been working with the CIDAR lab since 2011. He was involved in synthetic biology research at both UC Berkeley and Boson University while completing his undergraduate studies. Jenhan will be starting as a Ph.D student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program at UC San Diego in Fall, 2013. As he continues his studies, Jenhan is interested in utilizing computational techniques to increase our capacity to understand biological complexity.

Douglas Densmore
Douglas Densmore
B.S.E. 2001 Computer Engineering, University of Michigan
M.S. 2004 Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. 2007 Electrical Engineering, UC Berkleley

Prof. Douglas Densmore is the Richard and Minda Reidy Family Career Development Assistant Professor at Boston University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2007 from UC Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow at SynBERC and JBEI from 2007 to 2010. His research centers on extracting design techniques from Electronic Design Automation and applying them to the design of synthetic biological systems. He is the recipient of the NSF CARRER Award, the 2012 ECE Award for Excellence in Teaching at Boston University, and a 2012-2014 Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow.