Casim A. Sarkar, PhD - University of Pennsylvania
Synthetic signaling systems for biological discovery and design
Sarkar strives to elucidate fundamental principles that underlie individual biomolecular interactions and molecular networks within cells and to apply this knowledge to the design of new molecular and cellular therapeutics. His research couples techniques from the fields of molecular biology, protein biochemistry, microbiology, and mammalian cell biology with mathematical modeling, engineering analyses, and synthetic biology to develop quantitative, predictive frameworks for the biological processes that he interrogates. Current thrusts in Sarkar's laboratory include designing novel protein therapeutics, engineering cell biosensors, and dissecting signaling networks implicated in cell decision making.
Every semester, the Stem Cell Engineering Center welcomes a keynote speaker to the Georgia Tech stem cell research community to speak on behalf of their university, institution, industry, or research lab in regards to stem cell engineering. This experience is meant to broaden the stem cell research alliance between local researchers and worldwide experts for the purposes of communicating stem cell advancements across the globe while developing future collaborative opportunities.