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UW EE Researchers Engineer Yeast to Communicate

Yeast has been around for thousands of years, but they are just now saying their first words, thanks to a team of UW researchers who have engineered yeast cells to communicate. This important step may lead to the future building of multicellular organisms. Led by EE faculty member Eric Klavins, the team’s research was published in a paper in the ACS Synthetic Biology, the American Chemical Society’s journal, on June 23. Learn more about the research in the UW Today article.

The research team includes EE Ph.D. student Nicholas Bolten, Bioengineering Ph.D. student Arjun Khakhar and UW associate biology professor Jennifer Nemhauser.

Congrats to all!

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