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Devon S

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Genetics, biochemistry, gene editing, molecular biology, directed evolution.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Next-generation sequencing analysis

In this project, you will learn about biological library generation for protein engineering, variant analysis and more. You will write python code to analyze sequencing data from different stages of various library-based experiments, analyzing for enriched and de-enriched sequences. You will write short-form reports for one to three input data-sets, reporting on library profile and enriched variants.

Techniques in Gene Editing, Directed Evolution or Protein Engineering

In this project you will do exploratory reading and pick one of three topic areas. You will then do a literature survey for common techniques in the area and write an article in the style of Current Opinion in Biotechnology. This article should focus on advantages and disadvantages of various approaches, and the different contexts in which each is appropriate.

Coding skills


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