Tim Lu

CMIT Research Faculty Member

Timothy Lu, M.D., Ph.D. leads the Synthetic Biology Group (SBG) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is a core member of the Synthetic Biology Center at MIT, an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and co-founder of Sample6 Technologies. He has received the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professorship, NIH New Innovator Award, Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention, Army Young Investigator Award, Ellison New Scholar in Aging Award, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Dr. Lu’s Synthetic Biology Group is focused on advancing fundamental designs and applications for synthetic biology. Using principles inspired by electrical engineering and computer science, new techniques are being developed to construct, probe, modulate, and model engineered biological circuits. The Lu Group is focused on applying novel methods for biomedical applications and to tackle problems in infectious disease, amyloid-associated conditions, and nanotechnology.