Analog Circuits and Biological Systems Group
Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar
Our group performs wet molecular biology experiments in living cells and dry experiments with analog nanoelectronic chips. We create (1) novel analog synthetic biology circuits; (2) biological and bio-inspired supercomputers based on analog computation in cells; (3) ultra-energy-efficient and energy-harvesting systems like glucose-powered neural prosthetics; and, (4) ultra-low-power implantable medical devices such as cochlear implants or diagnostic devices. Our work has wide applications in medicine, biotechnology, biofuels, ultra-low-power, analog, and bio-inspired systems.
We congratulate Ramiz Daniel for his recent NATURE paper on synthetic analog computation in living cells. CONTACT: rahuls at mit dot edu