Hasty’s major scientific achievements have been in the fields of synthetic and systems Biology. In synthetic biology, he and his group has established a new paradigm for the design and construction of genetic circuits in living cells. They developed this paradigm by engineering new methods for coupling the dynamics of single cells, such that circuit design is viewed at the level of many interacting colonies of bacteria. In systems biology, they have shown how the regulatory networks that underlie metabolism can mediate the cellular response to a dynamically changing environment.
University of California, San Diego