Mary Dunlop, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University College of Engineering
Dept of Biomedical Engineering

PhD, California Institute of Technology
MS, California Institute of Technology

Transitions: Deep learning models for microbial image analysis and time-series predictions
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
National Science Foundation

Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance
06/05/2019 - 05/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Single-cell feedback, optogenetics, and deep learning to control gene expression in bacteria
08/15/2020 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
National Science Foundation

Quantifying Clostridioides difficile single-cell growth dynamics using time-lapse microscopy
01/15/2021 - 12/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Trustees of Tufts College Inc NIH NIAID

High-throughput chemical imaging for optimizing biofuel synthesis using synthetic biology
09/15/2018 - 09/14/2022 (Multi-PI)
Department of Energy

Exploiting dynamics and cell-to-cell variation in metabolic engineering
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
National Science Foundation

Efflux pumps and the emergence of antibiotic resistance in single cells
02/01/2018 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

CAREER: Tunable Dynamics from Interlinked Feedback Loops in Synthetic and Natural Gene Circuits
01/01/2017 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
National Science Foundation

Feedback and Noise in a Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Circuit
02/01/2017 - 06/04/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Achieving Closed-loop RNA-based Control with a Cell-free Testbed
01/01/2017 - 03/28/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Regents of the University of Minnesota DOD DARPA


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  1. Sampaio NMV, Blassick CM, Andreani V, Lugagne JB, Dunlop MJ. Dynamic gene expression and growth underlie cell-to-cell heterogeneity in Escherichia coli stress response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Apr 05; 119(14):e2115032119. PMID: 35344432
  2. Lugagne JB, Dunlop MJ. Anticipating antibiotic resistance. Science. 2022 02 25; 375(6583):818-819. PMID: 35201873; DOI: 10.1126/science.abn9969;
  3. O'Connor OM, Alnahhas RN, Lugagne JB, Dunlop MJ. DeLTA 2.0: A deep learning pipeline for quantifying single-cell spatial and temporal dynamics. PLoS Comput Biol. 2022 01; 18(1):e1009797. PMID: 35041653; PMCID: PMC8797229; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009797;
  4. Lin H, Lee HJ, Tague N, Lugagne JB, Zong C, Deng F, Shin J, Tian L, Wong W, Dunlop MJ, Cheng JX. Microsecond fingerprint stimulated Raman spectroscopic imaging by ultrafast tuning and spatial-spectral learning. Nat Commun. 2021 05 24; 12(1):3052.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34031374; PMCID: PMC8144602; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23202-z;
  5. Wang T, Tague N, Whelan SA, Dunlop MJ. Programmable gene regulation for metabolic engineering using decoy transcription factor binding sites. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 01 25; 49(2):1163-1172. PMID: 33367820; PMCID: PMC7826281; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkaa1234;
  6. Langevin AM, El Meouche I, Dunlop MJ. Mapping the Role of AcrAB-TolC Efflux Pumps in the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance Reveals Near-MIC Treatments Facilitate Resistance Acquisition. mSphere. 2020 12 16; 5(6). PMID: 33328350; PMCID: PMC7771234; DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.01056-20;
  7. Sheets MB, Wong WW, Dunlop MJ. Correction to Light-Inducible Recombinases for Bacterial Optogenetics. ACS Synth Biol. 2020 Oct 16; 9(10):2857-2859.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33001633; DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00477;
  8. Sampaio NMV, Dunlop MJ. Functional roles of microbial cell-to-cell heterogeneity and emerging technologies for analysis and control. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2020 10; 57:87-94. PMID: 32919307; PMCID: PMC7722170; DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2020.08.002;
  9. Lugagne JB, Lin H, Dunlop MJ. DeLTA: Automated cell segmentation, tracking, and lineage reconstruction using deep learning. PLoS Comput Biol. 2020 04; 16(4):e1007673. PMID: 32282792; PMCID: PMC7153852; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007673;
  10. White JA, Gaver DP, Butera RJ, Choi B, Dunlop MJ, Grande-Allen KJ, Grosberg A, Hitchcock RW, Huang-Saad AY, Kotche M, Kyle AM, Lerner AL, Linehan JH, Linsenmeier RA, Miller MI, Papin JA, Setton L, Sgro A, Smith ML, Zaman M, Lee AP. Core Competencies for Undergraduates in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering: Findings, Consequences, and Recommendations. Ann Biomed Eng. 2020 Mar; 48(3):905-912.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32026231
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