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Kate Adamala

Synthetic biologist and a professor of genetics at the University of Minnesota.

Kate is a biochemist building synthetic cells. Her research aims at understanding chemical principles of biology, using artificial cells to create new tools for bioengineering, drug development, and basic research. The interests of the lab span questions from the origin and earliest evolution of life, using synthetic biology to colonize space, to the future of biotechnology and medicine.
She received a MSc in chemistry from the University of Warsaw, Poland, studying synthetic organic chemistry. In grad school, she worked with professor Pier Luigi Luisi from University Roma Tre and Jack Szostak from Harvard University. She studied RNA biophysics, small peptide catalysis and liposome dynamics, in an effort to build a chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution. Kate's postdoctoral work in Ed Boyden's Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT focused on developing novel methods for multiplex control and readout of mammalian cells.
Her full first name spells Katarzyna; she goes by Kate for the benefit of friends speaking less consonant-enriched languages.

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See also: Academia University of Minnesota - Public Research university.

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Sean Carroll podcast helps to define the boundary of the chemistry of life

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Experts made synthetic cells that multiply like natural bacteria

New Scientist - 29-Mar-2021

7 additional genes created normally dividing artificial cells - interesting tool for future research works