Ophelia Venturelli

Credentials: Biochemistry Department

Position title: Systems and synthetic biology of genetic regulatory networks and microbial ecosystems

Email: venturelli@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-7017

433 Babcock Dr
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

Systems Biology; Molecular & Genome Biology of Microbes

research description:

My research program focuses on elucidating evolutionary design principles that underlie the dynamic responses of molecular networks and synthetic ecologies in response to complex environmental inputs using a combination of experiment, computation and theory. The Venturelli lab will harness biological and engineering principles to design molecular networks that implement novel functionalities at the cellular or ecosystem level. We are interested in unraveling the ecological design principles of synthetic consortia from the human gut microbiome and engineering genetic circuits embedded in probiotic microbes that record or perform computation on environmental inputs and produce specific outputs to manipulate the behavior of microbial consortia.

ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Biochemistry (IPiB), Microbiology (MDTP), Biophysics

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