Building Metrologists 

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).


Current Trainees

NATHAN ABELL

Montgomery Lab
Genetics

Jonathan Calles

Endy Lab
Bioengineering

Nicolas Castaño

Tang Lab
Mechanical Engineering

Robert Coukos

Ting Lab
Genetics

Benjamin Knapp

KC Huang Lab
Biophysics

Benjamin Parks

Greenleaf Lab
Computer Science

Akshay Sanghi

Snyder Lab
Genetics

Tyler Shimko

Fordyce Lab
Genetics

Andres Sperberg

Possu Huang Lab
Bioengineering

Xin Zhou

Sidow Lab
Computer Science


Alumni

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Alex Bishara

Batzoglou Lab
PhD, Computer Science

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Yuhong Cao

Melosh Lab
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

Nathan Kipniss

Qi Lab
PhD, Bioengineering

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Yuling Liu

Batzoglou Lab
PhD, Chemistry

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Fengjiao LIu

Tang Lab
PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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John Mason

Covert Lab
PhD, Bioengineering

Aaron Mitchell

Cochran Lab
PhD, Bioengineering

Erin Mitsunaga

Snyder Lab
PhD, Genetics

Cameron Prybol

Ashley Lab
Genetics

Calvin Schmidt

Smolke Lab
PhD, Bioengineering

Michael Sikora

Steinmetz Lab
PhD, Genetics