Dr. Hasty's research focuses onthe construction and utilization of synthetic gene circuits for dissecting, analyzing, and controlling the dynamical interactions involved in gene regulation.
Jeff Hasty received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997, where he worked with Kurt Wiesenfeld. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Jorge Vinals at the Supercomputing Research Institute ('97-'98), and apostdoctoral fellow with Jim Collins in the Applied BioDynamics Lab at Boston University ('98-'01). Somewhereduring his postdoctoral stay at Boston University, he mutated into a hybrid computational/molecular biologist. He is currently at the University of California, San Diego, where he is a Professor in the Departmentsof Molecular Biology and Bioengineering, and the Director of the BioCircuits Institute. His main interest is thedesign and construction of synthetic gene-regulatory and signaling networks.