Dr. Haynes gives Keynote talk at Clark Atlanta University LSAMP Symposium

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Dr. Haynes gave the keynote presentation “Next-Level Gene Engineering to Study and Fight Cancer” at the Georgia Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Annual Research Symposium hosted by Clark Atlanta University on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The GA-AL LSAMP alliance includes nine partner institutions: Clark Atlanta University (the lead institution), Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Georgia State University, J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, Lawson State Community College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Spelman College, and the University of West Georgia. Attendees of the 2019 symposium included undergraduate scholars and research mentors who presented 50-60 oral and poster presentations.

Cassandra Barrett shares Synthetic Biology with high school ambassadors for STEM

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Cassandra Barrett, a Biodesign graduate student in the Haynes lab, led a session on synthetic biology design for students from Arizona’s Chief Science Officer (CSO) Program on Wednesday, July 19, 2018. The event was hosted by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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News: Haynes lab grad student Alyssa Henning gets creative with science outreach

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Alyssa Henning at Saboten Con, September 2017.

Haynes lab PhD student Alyssa Henning (Biological Design) recently participated in local Comic Con and cultural events in Phoenix. The first event was Phoenix Comic Con on May 25 – 28 where she was invited to talk about real-life science as a panelist. At a Japanese pop culture event called Saboten Con (September 4), Alyssa and the Sun Devil Taiko club (of which she is an officer) won an award for their musical performance.

Sun Devil Taiko also performed at Culture Fest on Tuesday, August 15th. You can watch a recorded performance of Ogi Matsuri and Taiko Bayashi online.




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Dr. Haynes Invited to “aGEM” Workshop in Canada

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geekstartercmyktransparentcroppedDr. Haynes has been invited to Alberta, Canada to evaluate and offer guidance for several student synthetic biology projects at the aGEM workshop, organized by Alberta Innovates Technology Futures. The workshop prepares Canadian high school and college teams for the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition in October. “aGEM” (Alberta’s own mini-iGEM) is presented by MindFuel and the GeekStarter program, which helps the next generation of scientists innovate new technologies. Student teams apply to the program in order to receive funding and access to GeekStarter events. The aGEM workshop takes place at the University of Calgary, Foothills Campus on September 17 – 18, 2016.

ASU Brings Syn Bio to 5th Graders

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On Thursday, October 22, 2016, Haynes Lab PhD student Cassandra Barrett and ASU Professor Michael Caplan presented a hands-on lesson about synthetic biology to a classroom of fifth graders at Phoenix Country Day School. More details to follow.

Dr. Haynes Invited to Speak at U.S. Congressional Briefing on Synthetic Biology

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Discover_magDr. Karmella Haynes joined fellow SynBERC representatives Steve Evans and Jay Keasling on a panel to address members of the U.S. Congress on the country’s global position in biotechnology. The panel discussion “Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Biotech” was organized by the National Science Foundation, DISCOVER Magazine, and UC Berkeley and NSF’s Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC).

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  • NSF, 06.23.14, Media Advisory: Learn the latest on synthetic biology at a June 26 Capitol Hill briefing
  • J. Kullman, 07.18.14, ASU News: ASU professor speaks to Congress about supporting synthetic biology research.
  • J. Kullman, 07.18.14, ASU Full Circle: Haynes Makes Case to Congress for Sustaining Synthetic  Biology Research.

ASU Homecoming DNA Booth

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Students from synthetic biology labs at ASU organized a booth for the Engineering section of the annual ASU homecoming block party, which received thousands of visitors on Saturday afternoon. The “Machines for Visualizing DNA” booth was organized by Haynes lab PhD student Rene Davis.

New Frontiers in Medical Science: From Copying Life to Building Life

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Dr. Karmella Haynes will present “Synthetic Biology: From Copying Life to Building Life” at the Arizona Science Center on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Visit http://azscience.org/who_are_you/new_frontiers_in_medical_science for details on the event.

Promise of stem cell research focus of Arizona Science Center talk

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J. Kullman, 10.16.2012, ASU News: Haynes, whose work focuses on synthetic biology, will talk about what advances in stem cell research promise for the future at 7 p.m., Nov. 2, at the Arizona Science Center.

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