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Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks is a PhD Candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at the University of Washington and a member of Nitin Baliga's lab at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, WA.

Aaron studies gene regulatory networks in prokaryotes. Blending hypothesis-driven experimentationlarge-scale data analysis, and theoretical insights from complexity science, his research aims to uncover how gene regulatory networks naturally evolve and how we can modify them to produce valuable chemical commodities.

Aaron holds degrees in Biochemistry (BS) and Political Science (BA) from the University of New Mexico, where he worked with David Bear in Cell Biology and Physiology and Terran Lane in Computer Science. Aaron participated in the Santa Fe Institute's Complex Systems Summer School. His research has recieved numerous accolades, including recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Goldwater Scholarship Program.

Outside of the lab, Aaron is an avid mountaineer , gardener, and brewer.

Find more about his ongoing projects at his personal website.

ISB Editorial Board: 
Member from April to August 2013