Dr Jake Wintermute


Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris

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Dr Jake Wintermute is a systems biologist working for INSERM, in the group of Ariel Lindner and François Taddei. He also teaches Introduction to Synthetic Biology for the Master’s Program at the CRI (Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires), and serves as an advisor for the Paris Bettencourt iGEM team.

Jake did his thesis work in Pam Silver’s lab at Harvard (Department of Systems Biology) with a focus on microbial communities and metabolic engineering. Before that, he studied biology and computer science as an undergraduate at New York University

Jake's current research interests include the biology of aging, synthetic biology tools for drug discovery, and the human skin microbiome. He wants to design, optimize and control microbial metabolism, he also likes simple experiments, elegant mathematical models and building new hardware to do experiments that weren't possible before.