Mary Dunlop is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University with additional appointments in Bioinformatics and in the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry program. She graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. She then received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, where she studied synthetic biology with a focus on dynamics and feedback in gene regulation. As a postdoctoral scholar, she conducted research on biofuel production at the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute. Her lab engineers novel synthetic feedback control systems and also studies naturally occurring examples of feedback in gene regulation. In recognition of her outstanding research and service contributions, she has received many honors including a DOE Early Career Award, an NSF CAREER Award, the ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award, and an NSF Transitions Award. She is also the recipient of several teaching awards, including Boston University’s Biomedical Engineering Professor of the Year Award (2019) and the College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2020).