PhD, University of Oxford
James Collins is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Boston University’s College of Engineering. He is also the Director of The Collins Lab, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and the Center for BioDynamics at Boston University. He received his PhD in Medical Engineering from the University of Oxford and his AB in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross.
Dr. Collins’ research focuses on developing nonlinear dynamical techniques and devices to characterize, improve and mimic biological function. His specific interests include: (1) modeling, designing and constructing synthetic gene networks; (2) reverse engineering naturally occurring gene regulatory networks; and (3) developing noise-based sensory prosthetics.