Prashant Bharadwaj Kalvapalle
Synthetic, Systems, and Physical Biology, Rice University
pbk1 [at] rice.edu
B.Tech. Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, IIT Kanpur, India
M.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Engineering microbes to monitor environmental processes and chemicals using synthetic biology. Example: Spying on bacteria exchanging antibiotic resistance genes
Deploying memory module for biosensor bacteria to 'remember' the signal they have seen (recombinase memory)
Developing high sensitivity techniques (read qPCR) to measure biosensor output
Do contact me if you have anything interesting for my microbes to sniff!
I enjoy cooking, trying new cuisines, playing cards, hiking waterfalls, ice skating, skiing and other outdoorsy activities.