Haynes Lab members to present research at Northwestern University

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Haynes lab PhD students Cassandra Barrett, Rene Daer, and Daniel Vargas will present their research during a poster session at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL for a retreat organized by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC). The retreat will take place Friday March 24 – Saturday March 25.

EBRC is an organization where leading scientists in synthetic biology conduct collaborative research and roadmap the development of this rapidly evolving field. Members include top Universities from across the USA. Dr. Haynes is a member of the Board of Directors. Rene Daer is president of the student and postdoc association.


News: Karmella Haynes Publishes Paper on Custom-Built, Therapeutic Proteins For Cancer Treatment

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P. Zrioka, 01.13.17, ASU In The Loop: Recent findings from Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering Karmella Haynes may chart a new course in cancer treatment with the use of custom-built, therapeutic proteins. The work, published January 9 in the Nature Partner Journal Genomic Medicine, details how Haynes and her co-authors engineered proteins that activate anti-cancer genes in cancer cells.”

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News: Synthetic Biology And Cancer Treatment: Bottlenecks To Translation

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global_engage_logoL. Berry, 11.16.16, Global Engage. Karmella Haynes, at the Arizona State University, is one of the first synthetic biologists to engineer chromatin. It is a development that could ultimately treat diseases like cancer, through enabling large-scale changes in gene expression.

Read more at Global Engage.

Dear students: if you see me at the protest today

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I’ll begin with two key points:

  1. Students who defend diversity and social justice, this professor supports you.
  2. A professor (myself) will be at today’s campus protest. I will not have a sign and I will not be chanting. I will be taking photos. Sometimes protests spark dangerous situations; sometimes people will only act their worst when they think no one of authority is watching.

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Shortly after, several walk-outs and protests have occurred. Before you assume that people are simply pouting over “not getting their way,” consider that there are many reasons why people protest. Protesting the election result isn’t my reason. As far as I understand, any vote-rigging and election fraud that may have occurred happened as must as has happened in other elections. Fixing these instances would still yield the same outcome.

My motivation to participate is to be on the better side of the international image of the USA. When the message is “we are not Trump” I support that.

A professor from Columbia University published an open letter to his students that I feel echoes my own sentiments and is very inspiring. Please live a wonderful day today with your humanity principles to lead it.


Dr. Karmella Haynes

News: Intent on Making Big Impacts

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J. Kullman, 11.04.16, Full Circle: Alyssa Henning earned a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in agricultural and biological engineering from Penn State University. She chose to come to ASU to pursue a doctoral degree in biological design in the Fulton Schools in large part because of the opportunity to work with faculty members whose expertise is in the emerging field of synthetic biology. At Cornell she got involved in the top collegiate synthetic biology challenge — the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, known as iGEM — which led her to meet synthetic biologist and Fulton Schools Assistant Professor Karmella Haynes.

Read more at ASU Full Circle.

Science Friday to feature CRISPR research from the Haynes Lab

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Dr. Karmella Haynes will discuss the lab’s latest research at the interface of chromatin engineering and CRISPR with Science Friday host Ira Flatow this Friday, November 4th on Public Radio International (PRI). Arizona listeners can tune in to NPR station KJZZ at 12 noon to listen.

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Haynes Lab Members to Present Research at 2016 EBRC Retreat

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ebrc_logo3Several Haynes lab members including Cassandra Barrett, Rene Daer, David Nyer, Stefan Tekel, and Daniel Vargas will be presenting research at a 2016 Fall Retreat organized by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC). The retreat will take place at CalTech in Pasadena, CA November 1 – 3, 2016. EBRC members include some of the most prestigious labs in synthetic biology. Attendees will come from academic, industry, and government institutions from across the country.

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