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SynNotch-CAR T cells overcome challenges of specificity, heterogeneity and persistence in treating xenograft model of glioblastoma.
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T cell circuits that sense antigen density with an ultrasensitive threshold.
DNA scaffolds enable efficient and tunable functionalization of biomaterials for immune cell modulation.
Nature Nanotechnology. 2020PDF.
Engineering cytokines and cytokine circuits: Learning to speak the secret language of immune cells could improve immunotherapies.
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Precise T cell recognition programs designed by transcriptionally linking multiple receptors.
Engineering synthetic morphogen systems that can program multicellular patterning.
Discriminatory Power of Combinatorial Antigen Recognition in Cancer T Cell Therapies.
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Engineering T cells to Treat Cancer: The Convergence of Immuno-Oncology and Synthetic Biology
The Annual Review of Cancer Biology. 2020PDF.
Engineering cell–cell communication networks: programming multicellular behaviors.
Current Opinion in Chemical Biology. 2019PDF.
Simple Rules Determine Distinct Patterns of Branching Morphogenesis.
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The Design Principles of Biochemical Timers: Circuits that Discriminate between Transient and Sustained Stimulation.
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Cancer mutations and targeted drugs can disrupt dynamic signal encoding by the Ras-Erk pathway.
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High-throughput multicolor optogenetics in microwell plates.
Nature Protocols. 2019PDF.
Programming self-organizing multicellular structures with synthetic cell-cell signaling.
Science. 2018 May 31Abstract. PDF.
Building a Stable Relationship: Ensuring Homeostasis among Cell Types within a Tissue.
Cell. 2018 May 31PDF.
Synthetic Immunology: Hacking Immune Cells to Expand Their Therapeutic Capabilities.
Annu Rev Immunol. 2017 May 31PDF.
Design of Tunable Oscillatory Dynamics in a Synthetic NF-kB Signaling Circuit.
Cell Syst.. 2017 Nov 22Abstract. PDF.
Tracing Information Flow from Erk to Target Gene Induction Reveals Mechanisms of Dynamic and Combinatorial Control.
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Engineering Therapeutic T cells: From Synthetic Biology to Clinical Trials.
Annu Rev Pathol. 2017 JanAbstract. PDF.
Interrogating cellular perception and decision making with optogenetic tools.
J Cell Biol. 2017 April 7Abstract. PDF.
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated PD-1 disruption enhances anti-tumor efficacy of human chimeric antigen receptor T cells.
Scientific Reports. 2017 April 7Abstract. PDF.
The Principles of Engineering Immune Cells to Treat Cancer.
Cell. 2017 February 9Abstract. PDF.
Complex transcriptional modulation with orthogonal and inducible dCas9 regulators.
Nat Methods. 2016 DecemberAbstract. PDF.
Engineering dynamical control of cell fate switching using synthetic phospho-regulons.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2016 November 22Abstract. PDF.
Expanding the CRISPR imaging toolset with Staphylococcus aureus Cas9 for simultaneous imaging of mutiple genomic loci.
Nucleic Acids Research. 2016 January 5Abstract. PDF.
Engineering T cells with Customized Therapeutic Response Programs Using Synthetic Notch Receptors.
Cell. 2016 October 6Abstract. PDF.
Cellular perception and misperception: Internal models for decision-making shaped by evolutionary experience.
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Modular engineering of cellular signaling proteins and networks.
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CRISPR/Cas9 for Human Genome Engineering and Disease Research.
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Precision tumor recognition by T cells with combinatorial antigen-sensing circuits.
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Engineering customized cell sensing and response behaviors using synthetic notch receptors.
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Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 2015 Dec 16Abstract. PDF.
Oscillatory stress stimulation uncovers an Achilles' heel of the yeast MAPK signaling network
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Remote control of therapeutic T cells through a small molecule-gated chimeric receptor
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Synthetic biology approaches to engineer T cells
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Engineering Complex Synthetic Transcriptional Programs with CRISPR RNA Scaffolds
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Specific Gene Repression by CRISPRi System Transferred through Bacterial Conjugation
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CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) for sequence-specific control of gene expression.
Nature Protocols. 2013 Nov 8.PDF.
Genetic sensor for strong methylating compounds.
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Actin dynamics rapidly reset chemoattractant receptor sensitivity following adaptation in neutrophils.
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Sending mixed messages for cell population control.
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Synthetic control of mammalian-cell motility by engineering chemotaxis to an orthogonal bioinert chemical signal.
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Secreting and sensing the same molecule allows cells to achieve versatile social behaviors.
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Using optogenetics to interrogate the dynamic control of signal transmission by the ras/erk module.
Cell 155(6):1422-34 (2013)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data. Supplemental Movie 1. Supplemental Movie 2. RPPA data.
Counting molecules in single organelles with superresolution microscopy allows tracking of the endosome maturation trajectory.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(40):16015-16020 (2013)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Exploitation of Latent Allostery Enables the Evolution of New Modes of MAP Kinase Regulation.
Cell 154, 875-887 (2013)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
CRISPR-Mediated Modular RNA-Guided Regulation of Transcription in Eukaryotes.
Cell (Resource) 154, 1-10 (2013)Abstract. PDF.
Cell-based therapeutics: the next pillar of medicine.
Science Translational Medicine 5(179) (2013)Abstract. PDF.
Cell biology 2.0.
Trends Cell Biol. 22(12):611-2 (2013)Abstract. PDF.
Design principles of regulatory networks: searching for the molecular algorithms of the cell.
Mol. Cell 49(2):202-12 (2013)Abstract. PDF.
Repurposing CRISPR as an RNA-Guided Platform for Sequence-Specific Control of Gene Expression.
Cell 28;152(5):1173-83 (2013)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data. Supplemental Sequences.
Designing synthetic regulatory networks capable of self-organizing cell polarization.
Cell 151(2):320-32 (2012)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data. Supplemental Movie 1. Supplemental Movie 2. Simulation Code and Scripts.
Conformational Control of the Ste5 Scaffold Protein Insulates Against MAP Kinase Misactivation.
Science 337 (6099): 1218-1222 (2012)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Bacterial virulence proteins as tools to rewire kinase pathways in yeast and immune cells.
Nature 488, 384-388 (2012)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Systematic functional prioritization of protein posttranslational modifications.
Cell 150(2):413-25 (2012)Abstract. PDF. Article + Supplemental Data. Supplemental Tables.
SYNZIP Protein Interaction Toolbox: in Vitro and in Vivo Specifications of Heterospecific Coiled-Coil Interaction Domains.
ACS Synth Biol. 1(4): 118-129 (2012)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Control of protein signaling using a computationally designed GTPase/GEF orthogonal pair.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(14): 5277-5282 (2012)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Light-based feedback for controlling intracellular signaling dynamics
Nature Methods 8, 837-839 (2011)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Recruitment interactions can override catalytic interactions in determining the functional identity of a protein kinase
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, 9809-9814 (2011)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Light Control of Plasma Membrane Recruitment Using the Phy-PIF System
Methods Enzymology 497, 409-23 (2011)Abstract. PDF.
Scaffold proteins: hubs for controlling the flow of cellular information
Science 332, 680-6 (2011)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Video.
The promise of optogenetics in cell biology: interrogating molecular circuits in space and time
Nature Methods 1, 35-38 (2011)Abstract. PDF.
Build life to understand it
Nature 468, 889-890 (2010)Abstract. PDF.
Phosphotyrosine signaling: evolving a new cellular communication system
Cell 142, 661-667 (2010)Abstract. PDF.
The minimal autoinhibited unit of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor intersectin
PLos ONE 5, e11291 (2010)Abstract. PDF.
Designing customized cell signalling circuits
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 11, 393-403 (2010)Abstract. PDF.
Rapid diversification of cell signaling phenotypes by modular domain recombination
Science 328, 368-372 (2010)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Rewiring cells: synthetic biology as a tool to interrogate the organizational principles of living systems
Annual Review of Biophysics 39, 515-537 (2010)Abstract. PDF.
Reengineering the signaling properties of a Src family kinase
Biochemistry 48, 10956-10962 (2009)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Spatiotemporal control of cell signalling using a light-switchable protein interaction
Nature 461, 997-1001 (2009)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Defining network topologies that can achieve biochemical adaptation
Cell 138, 760-73 (2009)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data. PaperFlick video summary.
Evolution of phosphoregulation: comparison of phosphorylation patterns across yeast species
PLoS Biology 7, e1000134 (2009).Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
The Ste5 Scaffold Directs Mating Signaling by Catalytically Unlocking the Fus3 MAP Kinase for Activation
Cell 136, 1085-97 (2009)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
The pathogen protein EspF(U) hijacks actin polymerization using mimicry and multivalency
Nature 454, 1005-8 (2008)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Evolution of the phospho-tyrosine signaling machinery in premetazoan lineages
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 9680-4 (2008)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Using engineered scaffold interactions to reshape MAP kinase pathway signaling dynamics
Science 319, 1539-43 (2008)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Synthetic biology: lessons from the history of synthetic organic chemistry
Nature Chemical Biology 3, 521-5 (2007)Abstract. PDF.
Rewiring cellular morphology pathways with synthetic guanine nucleotide exchange factors
Nature 447, 596-600 (2007)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data. Supplemental Video.
Engineering synthetic signaling proteins with ultrasensitive input/output control
Nature Biotechnology 25, 660-662 (2007)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Engineering modular protein interaction switches by sequence overlap
Journal of the American Chemical Society 129, 4606-4611 (2007)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Docking interactions in protein kinase and phosphatase networks
Current Opinion in Structural Biology 16, 676-685 (2006)Abstract. PDF.
Domains, Motifs, and Scaffolds: The Role of Modular Interactions in the Evolution and Wiring of Cell Signaling Circuits
Annual Review of Biochemistry 75, 655-680 (2006)Abstract. PDF.
The Ste5 Scaffold Allosterically Modulates Signaling Output of the Yeast Mating Pathway
Science 311, 822-826 (2006)Abstract. PDF.
The role of docking interactions in mediating discrimination in the yeast MAPK network
Molecular Cell 20, 951-962 (2005)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
A general model for preferential hetero-oligomerization of Lin-2/7 domains: Mechanism underlying directed assembly of supramolecular signaling complexes
Journal of Biological Chemistry 280, 38528-38536 (2005)Abstract. PDF.
A Polybasic Motif Allows N-WASP to Act as a Sensor of PIP2 Density
Molecular Cell 17, 181-191 (2005)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Rewiring cell signaling: the logic and plasticity of eukaryotic protein circuitry
Current Opinion in Structural Biology 14, 690-699 (2004)Abstract. PDF.
Sho1 and Pbs2 Act as Coscaffolds Linking Components in the Yeast High Osmolarity MAP Kinase Pathway
Molecular Cell 14, 825–832 (2004)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Optimization of specificity in a cellular protein interaction network by negative selection
Nature 426, 676-680 (2003)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Reprogramming Control of an Allosteric Signaling Switch Through Modular Recombination
Science 301, 1904-1908 (2003)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
The Structure and Function of Proline Recognition Domains
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Role of Electrostatic Interactions in PDZ Domain Ligand Recognition
Biochemistry 42, 2797-2805 (2003)Abstract. PDF.
Rewiring MAP Kinase Pathways Using Alternative Scaffold Assembly Mechanisms
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Structure of the N-WASP EVH1 Domain-WIP Complex: Insight into the Molecular Basis of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Cell 111, 565–576 (2002)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Coordinated folding and association of the LIN-2, -7 (L27) domain: An obligate heterodimerization involved in assembly of signaling and cell polarity complexes
Journal of Biological Chemistry 277, 34902-34908 (2002)Abstract. PDF.
How signaling proteins integrate multiple inputs: a comparison of N-WASP and Cdk2
Current Opinion in Cell Biology14, 149-154 (2002)Abstract. PDF.
The modular logic of signaling proteins: building allosteric switches from simple binding domains
Current Opinion in Structural Biology 12, 61-68 (2002)Abstract. PDF.
Structure of the SH3-Guanylate Kinase Module from PSD-95 Suggests a Mechanism for Regulated Assembly of MAGUK Scaffolding Proteins
Molecular Cell 8, 1291-1301 (2001)Abstract. PDF.
Mechanism and role of PDZ domains in signaling complex assembly
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The double life of PX domains
Nature Structural Biology 8, 570-572 (2001)Abstract. PDF.
Energetic Determinants of Internal Motif Recognition by PDZ Domains
Biochemistry 40, 5921-5930 (2001)Abstract. PDF.
Integration of Multiple Signals Through Cooperative Regulation of the N-WASP-Arp2/3 Complex
Science 290, 801-806 (2000)Abstract. PDF. Supplemental Data.
Converging on proline: the mechanism of WW domain peptide recognition
Nature Structural Biology 7, 611-613 (2000)Abstract. PDF.
Improving SH3 domain ligand selectivity using a non-natural scaffold
Chemistry & Biology 7, 463-473 (2000)Abstract. PDF.
PSD-95 Assembles a Ternary Complex with the N-Methyl-D-aspartic Acid Receptor and a Bivalent Neuronal NO Synthase PDZ Domain
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Cell 97, 471-480 (1999)Abstract. PDF.
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Science 284, 812-815 (1999)Abstract. PDF.
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