+ Harvard Magazine article on "Engineering Life"
January 2020

+ Phys.Org article on "Gene-OFF switches tool up synthetic biology"
November 2019

+ Genomics Research article on "Gene-OFF Switch Expands Synthetic Biology Toolbox"
November 2019

+ Scientific American article on "Phage Therapy Could Beat Drug-Resistant Illnesses"
November 2019

+ SynBioBeta article on "Top synthetic biology news from academic labs in 2019"
October 2019

+ Today's Science article on "Biologically Inspired: A New Class of DNA-Responsive Materials"
September 2019

+ Nature Methods research highlight on "Coupling CRISPR to smart hydrogels"
September 2019

+ BroadCast article on "A better predictor of antibiotic lethality"
August 2019

+ Nature News article on "CRISPR cuts turn gels into biological watchdogs"
August 2019

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Featured Publications

+ Lopatkin AJ, Stokes JM, Zheng EJ, Yang JH, Takahashi MK, You L, Collins JJ (2019) Bacterial metabolic state more accurately predicts antibiotic lethality than growth rate. Nature Microbiology 4: 2109–2117 (2019). [pdf file]

+ Kim J, Zhou Y, Carlson PD, Teichmann M, Chaudhary S, Simmel FC, Silver PA, Collins JJ, Lucks JB, Yin P, Green AA. De novo-designed translation-repressing riboregulators for multi-input cellular logic. Nature Chemical Biology 15: 1173–1182 (2019). [pdf file]

+ Johnston CW, Collins JJ. Engineering microbial peer pressure. Science 365: 986-987 (2019). [pdf file]

+ English MA, Soenksen LR, Gayet RV, Puig H De, Angenent-mari NM, Mao AS, Nguyen PQ, Collins JJ. Programmable CRISPR-responsive smart materials. Science 365: 780-785 (2019). [pdf file]

+ Stokes JM, Lopatkin AJ, Lobritz MA and Collins JJ. Bacterial Metabolism and Antibiotic Efficacy. Cell Metabolism 30: 251-259 (2019). [pdf file]

+ Balaban NQ, Helaine S, Lewis K, Ackermann M, Aldridge B, Andersson DI, Brynildsen MP, Bumann D, Camilli A, Collins JJ, Dehio C, Fortune S, Ghigo JM, Hardt WD, Harms A, Heinemann M, Hung DT, Jenal U, Levin BR, Michiels J, Storz G, Tan MW, Tenson T, Van Melderen L, Zinkernagel A. Definitions and guidelines for research on antibiotic persistence. Nature Reviews Microbiology 17: 441–8 (2019). [pdf file]

+ Collins JJ. Complex host-microbe-antibiotic interactions. Cell Host & Microbe 26: 8 (2019). [pdf file]

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