Peter Carr

Senior Scientist


Our synthetic biology research program at MIT Lincoln Laboratory seeks to expand the reach of what can be achieved by engineering living systems, whether at the level of single genes, entire genomes, or complex communities. Research interests include: 1) High throughput methods for rapidly prototyping genetic designs, incorporating gene synthesis, DNA error correction, microfluidics, and cell-free translation; 2) Engineering the genetic code throughout entire organisms—providing resistance to viral infection while producing “genetic firewalls” to block gene flow to and from of these organisms; 3) Tools (software, hardware, wetware) for enhancing biosafety and biosecurity.