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.