Koen Venken, Ph.D.
Koen Venken, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Grant Information

Grant ID: R1313
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Baylor College of Medicine
Date Awarded: 
January 24, 2014
Grant Amount: 

The research plan of my team integrates the fields of synthetic biology, genetic manipulation, genome engineering, and human disease modeling, into the building of novel, increasingly more powerful synthetic genetic technologies tailored to tease apart, understand and treat complex biomedical phenotypes using eukaryotic cells and animals as model systems. The technologies are designed to reproducibly recapitulate complex phenotype formation and disease pathogenesis, that are then further in-depth qualitatively probed for underlying genetic interactions, cellular dysfunction, aberrant systems physiology, as well as genetic, preventive or pharmaceutical intervention.


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