Behind the science: meet the faces of the lab!
February 1, 2023
Big smiles from the lab's first solo lab meeting!
Abby, Sara, Ben, Leo, Amanda, and Sarah (from left to right)!
January 10, 2023
The lab welcomes Amanda with members of the Cress Lab!
Leo, Sarah, Kate, Amanda, Ben, and Brady (from left to right).
January 9, 2023
Amanda Alker joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher. She will be developing microbial community editing techniques and applying them to new systems (such as plant-root microbiomes!).
A picture of Amanda.
December 14, 2022
The Rubin Lab holds its first annual holiday dinner with friends from the Cress Lab! (Also, check out our Twitter launch!)
Great food and good company!
October 4, 2022
New Gift Supports Precision Microbiome Editing Technology Development at the IGI, by Andy Murdock | Innovative Genomics Institute
A $2.5 million gift from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation supports BiomeForge's research efforts on developing microbiome editing technology.
September 26, 2022
The Rubin Lab takes its first group photo featuring all the members of the lab!
Abby, Sara, Ben and Leo (from left to right)!
August 23, 2022
Abby Wang joins the Rubin Lab as an undergraduate graphic designer and researcher, designing this website and working on other graphical tasks!
A picture of Abby.
August 2, 2022
The Rubin Lab sets up its first lab space at the Innovative Genomics Institute Building!
The Rubin Lab space at the IGIB!
August 1, 2022
The Rubin Lab starts at UC Berkeley, focusing on the applications of microbiome editing. Its first members are Ben Rubin, Leo Song, and Sara Smith!
Leo, Ben, and Sara (from left to right)!
July 26, 2022
From infant poop to trance music, here’s a play-by-play of a CRISPR experiment, by Hayden Field | Morning Brew
A fantastic article featuring Ben and colleagues discussing the experimental process and how they employ CRISPR to edit gut microbiomes.
May 17, 2022
A toolkit for microbial community editing, by Susannah G. Tringe | Nature Reviews Microbiology
An article detailing how microbial community editing works and its current status in research.
February 18, 2022
A new strategy for editing DNA within microbial communities using CRISPR-Cas9 technology, by Kristina Campbell | Microbiome Times
A conversation with Ben, Brady Cress, and Spencer Diamond on how microbiomes can be edited, the strategies, and its applications for future research.
December 13, 2021
Genome editing in complex microbial communities, by Immy Mobley | Front Line Genomics
Front Line Genomics covers the new findings and strategies characterized by Ben and colleagues to edit genomes of microorganisms in microbial communities as published in Nature Microbiology.
December 8, 2021
CRISPR editing within microbial communities, by Linda Koch | Nature Reviews Genetics
A research highlight detailing how the editing approaches ET-seq (environmental transformation sequencing) and DART (DNA-editing all-in-one RNA-guided CRISPR–Cas transposase) were developed and are currently being applied to edit microbiomes.
December 6, 2021
DART takes aim at community editing, by Connie W. Y. Ha & Suzanne Devkota | Nature Microbiology
DART (DNA-editing all-in-one RNA-guided CRISPR–Cas transposase), one of the methods used to conduct community editing, is explained.
December 6, 2021
CRISPRing the Microbiome is Just Around the Corner, by Robert Sanders | Innovative Genomics Institute
An article from the Innovative Genomics Institute discussing the exciting applications of CRISPR to modify microbiomes. The article goes into depth on Ben, Brady Cress, and Spencer Diamond's work.
December 6, 2021