Our Goals:

1. Pursue ambitious, and innovative research projects to produce real outcomes in the world. Our agility and flexibility as a research group give us the ability to pursue worthwhile projects across a range of topics and disciplines.

2. Apply our research, and think critically "beyond the bench," considering the social, political, and industrial applications and implications of research. 

3. Compete in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition each year. We will often pursue longer-term projects, but we will continue to take part in iGEM.

4. Educate undergraduates, high school students, and the community about synthetic biology, through lecture series, courses, and outreach programs.

5. Enable and empower undergraduates to pursue independent, interdisciplinary, and potentially powerful research projects beyond what fits within existing frameworks at Tufts.