Recent photo of Ryan Badiee, courtesy of Ryan Badiee.
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Michael Lin, Bioengineering and Pediatrics

Ryan is developing a tool for use by future researchers who study how multiple proteins interact in a cell's pathways. Specifically, this entails a set of two tags that regulate protein expression and are each under the control of a different drug. The purpose of creating this tool is to allow for the study of how tuning the expression levels of two different proteins changes a cell's behavior and responses, which allows researchers to create models for understanding the pathways involved in anything from protein localization to cancer.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Divergent Evolution in vitro: Engineering Specialized Drug Sensitivity in Proteases for Cellular Engineering Applications

Ryan Badiee1, Conor Jacobs1, Michael Z. Lin2,3
[Departments of Biology1, Bioengineering2, and Pediatrics3, Stanford University]