The JIMB Training Program's mission is to bring the principles of metrology to modern biology via the next generation of PhDs in genomics and synthetic biology. Our students come from almost any science or engineering department at Stanford but the unifying theme in their research is an emphasis on technology development and measurement science. Program components include research presentations by the trainees, a retreat, an internship, workshops, networking, and other JIMB-specific activities.
During the course of their PhD studies, JIMB trainees have made significant advances in computational genomic metrology and technology development. Areas of computational emphasis have been genome reconstruction, expression analysis, and RNA aptamer prediction and design. In technology development, our trainees have developed novel ways to measure prevalence of resistant bacteria, superantigen design for fighting cancer, and building a cell signaling toolbox for input-output measurements. This work could not have been done without the commitment of support by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
PhD, Computer Science
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
PhD, Mechanical Engineering