Headshot portrait of Christopher Weyant - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemical Engineering and Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Christina Smolke, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, and of Chemical Engineering

Christopher Weyant is a rising senior studying chemical engineering and biology. He is working in the Smolke Lab on engineering viruses to selectively kill specific subpopulations of cells based on RNA or protein expression profiles. To accomplish this, he is using riboregulators and riboswitches. In the future he hopes to pursue a PhD and then work on solving problems of medical importance. When not in the lab, he enjoys swimming, writing, and teaching.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Engineering Viruses with Riboregulators to Selectively Lyse Cells

Christopher Weyant1, Josh Michener2, Christina Smolke2
[Departments of Chemical Engineering1 and Bioengineering2, Stanford University]