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Georg Seelig wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

UW CSE and EE professor Georg Seelig, an expert in quantitative biology and DNA nanotechnology, has been named a recipient of a 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award.

The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and expose them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.

Research in Seelig’s lab focuses on understanding how biological organisms process information using complex biochemical networks and how such networks can be engineered to program cellular behavior, and particularly on the identification of systematic design rules for the de novo construction of biological control circuits with DNA and RNA components.  Engineered circuits and circuit elements are being applied to problems in disease diagnostics and therapy.

Congratulations Georg!

Learn more about Seelig’s research here   Learn about the DARPA Young Faculty Award program here.