Tal Danino

  • Program Years: 2006-2010
  • Academic Institution: University of California, San Diego
  • Field of Study: Dynamics of Systems Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Jeff Hasty
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2008)
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2010)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, 2011
    B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Math, and B.S. Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Research Area: Systems & Synthetic Biology
  • Personal URL: http://daninolab.nyc
  • Publications

    Luna, J., Scheel, T., Danino, T., Shaw, K., Takacs, C., Mele, A., Fak, J., Nishiuchi, E., Cantanese, M., Rice, C., Darnell, R. Hepatitis C virus RNA functionally sequesters miR-122. Cell 160(6), 1099–1110 (2015)



    Danino, T.*, Prindle, A.*, Kwong, G., Skalak, M., Li, H., Allen, K., Hasty, J., and Bhatia, S. Programmable Probiotics: Gene Circuit Chaperones for Non-invasive Cancer Detection. Sci. Transl. Med. 7, 289ra84 (2015)

    Danino, T.*, Prindle, A.*, Hasty, J., and Bhatia, S. Measuring growth and gene expression dynamics of tumor-targeted S. typhimurium bacteria. Journal of Visualized Experiments 77, e50540 (2013)
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    Prindle, A., Selimkhanov, J.S., Danino, T., Samayoa, P., Goldberg, A., Bhatia, S., and Hasty, J. Synthetic biology in clinically relevant microbes. ACS Synthetic biology 1(10), 458-464 (2012)



    Danino, T., Lo, J., Prindle, A., Hasty, J., and Bhatia, S. In vivo gene expression dynamics from tumor-targeted bacteria. ACS Synthetic biology 1(10), 465-470 (2012)
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    Cookson, N.A.*, Mather, W.H.*, Danino, T., Mondragón-Palomino, O., Williams, R. J., Tsimring, L. S., and Hasty, J. Queueing up for enzymatic processing: Correlated signaling through coupled degradation. Molecular Systems Biology 7:561, (2011)



    Prindle, A.*, Samayoa, P.*, Razinkov, I., Danino, T., Tsimring, L.S. and Hasty, J. Sensing array of radically coupled genetic biopixels. Nature 481, 39-44 (2011)


    Mondragon-Palomino, O., Danino, T., Selimkhanov, J., Tsimring, L.S., and Hasty, J. Entrainment of a population of synthetic genetic oscillators. Science 333(6047), 1315-1319 (2011)

    Boyer, D., Mather, W., Mondragon-Palomino, O., Orozco-Fuentes, S., Danino, T., Hasty, J., and Tsimring, L. S. Buckling instability in ordered bacterial colonies. Physical Biology 8, 026008 (2011)


    Danino,T., Volfson, D., Bhatia, S., Tsimring, L., and Hasty, J. In-silico pattern formation of vascular mesenchymal stem-cells in three-dimensions. PLoS ONE 6(5), e20182 (2011)

    Mather, W., Mondragon-Palomino, O., Danino, T., Hasty, J., and Tsimring, L.S. Streaming instability in growing cell populations.
    Physical Review Letters 104(20), 208101 (2010)



    Danino, T.*, Mondragon-Palomino, O.*, Tsimring, L., and Hasty, J. A synchronized quorum of genetic clocks. Nature 463, 326-330 (2010)