Jean Peccoud joined the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University in January 2016 as the Abell chair in synthetic biology. His research program combines computational biology and cell biology efforts to develop predictive models of the phenotype encoded in natural and synthetic DNA sequences.
Jean Peccoud is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Synthetic Biology, a journal published by Oxford University Press. He is also the founder and current CEO of GENOFAB, LLC a company providing bioinformatics services and training to biotechnology companies and government agencies.
Jenna Gallegos joined the Peccoud lab at Colorado State University as a postdoc in 2017. Jenna got her PhD in plant biotechnology at UC Davis where she studied gene expression in Arabidopsis. Her work as a postdoc focuses on high-throughput yeast genetics and developing tools for strain and sequence verification. In addition to skills in molecular biology, Jenna is an avid science communicator. She tweets, blogs, makes videos, writes science-based news articles, and serves as the news editor for the Oxford Journal Synthetic Biology.
Before coming to CSU, Jenna interned as an ASPB-sponsored AAAS Mass Media Fellow at The Washington Post and on the BioDirect team within Monsanto’s Ag Productivity Innovations Organization in Woodland, CA.
Aubrey Ibele joined the Peccoud Lab in June 2017 as a Graduate Research Assistant. Aubrey has a B.S. in Biology from Gonzaga University where she researched the link between Human Huntington’s disease and variable expression of genes associated with the circadian rhythm. As a Master’s student of biomedical engineering in the Peccoud Lab, Aubrey worked on the experimental side of the iVector project, which is aimed at designing and testing novel, synthetic expression vectors that can be used in biologics manufacturing.
After earning her Master’s degree in bioengineering and biomedical engineering from Colorado State University in 2018 Aubrey accepted the position of Laboratory Manager. She enjoys the outdoors and can be found mountain biking, hiking, camping, and downhill skiing in her free time.
Polly joined the group in February of 2019. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University (CSU) and was previously employed by CSU’s College of Natural Sciences for nearly 9 years as an Evaluation Coordinator.
As the Research Coordinator for the Peccoud group Polly provides administrative support to the team, seeks for proposal opportunities, and helps manage grants which have been awarded to the lab.