Team:UC Berkeley/Team/Terry Johnson
Terry D. Johnson ("Dfordon")
-Wet Team Instructor -Lecturer at UC Berkeley -Masters in Chemical Engineering
WHAT LED ME TO SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
Interested in synthetic biology as a practical discipline and as a teaching tool.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: IN MY WORDS
Synthetic biology: a recognition that cells are just fancy widgets combined with a desire to tinker with them.
MY POSSIBLE FUTURE WITH SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
I would like to integrate synthetic biology experiments into biological education.
MY GOALS WITH IGEM
To become better acquainted with the practical aspects of the field. Also, to win.
MY FAVORITE DNA SEQUENCE
MY DUMBEST LAB MISTAKE/COMPUTATIONAL ERROR
I once wasted a batch of radioactive iodine and a vial of expensive growth factor by failing to write down a single number in my lab notebook.
MY FAVORITE CHILDHOOD CARTOON
MY FAVORITE FOOD
A three way tie between pizza, beer, and dark chocolate.
A BOARDWORTHY QUOTE
"It's an onomatopoeia!"