Biological Circuits & Systems Research

Biological circuits and systems research is part of the overall program area of biological and chemical engineering (B&CE) at Dartmouth, using fundamental principles of biology, chemistry, and mathematics to invent bio-inspired systems, circuits, and processes as well as biotherapies and biofuels.

B&CE faculty are committed to building research and educational communities that are high-achieving, impactful, collaborative, and inclusive.

The design, modeling, and implementation of complex biological circuits and bio-inspired systems—including feedback control and regulation—have broad and impactful applications in medicine, biotechnology, electromicrobiology, and bioelectronics. Active projects at Dartmouth include implantable medical devices, neural prosthetics, and synthetic bio-molecular circuits in living cells.

Our collective research activities can be mapped onto a landscape defined by both impact (health and energy), and scale (molecular, cellular, and systems).

Research Subfields

implantable medical devices

neural prosthetics

synthetic bio-molecular circuits in living cells