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

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




Mary Dunlop is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University with additional appointments in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. She graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. She then received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, where she studied synthetic biology with a focus on dynamics and feedback in gene regulation. As a postdoctoral scholar, she conducted research on biofuel production at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute. Her lab engineers novel synthetic feedback control systems and also studies naturally occurring examples of feedback in gene regulation. In recognition of her outstanding research and service contributions, she has received many honors including a Department of Energy Early Career Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award.


Transitions: Deep learning models for microbial image analysis and time-series predictions
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
National Science Foundation
MCB-2143289

Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance
06/05/2019 - 05/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
5R01AI102922-09

Single-cell feedback, optogenetics, and deep learning to control gene expression in bacteria
08/15/2020 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
National Science Foundation
MCB-2032357

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
1R21AI153853-01A1

High-throughput chemical imaging for optimizing biofuel synthesis using synthetic biology
09/15/2018 - 09/14/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Mary Dunlop, PhD
Department of Energy
DE-SC0019387

Exploiting dynamics and cell-to-cell variation in metabolic engineering
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
National Science Foundation
CBET-1804096

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
5R21AI137843-02

CAREER: Tunable Dynamics from Interlinked Feedback Loops in Synthetic and Natural Gene Circuits
01/01/2017 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
National Science Foundation
MCB-1740563

Feedback and Noise in a Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Circuit
02/01/2017 - 06/04/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
5R01AI102922-05

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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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance 5R01AI102922-09
2021 Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance 5R01AI102922-08 12
2020 Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance 5R01AI102922-07 12
2019 Efflux pumps and the emergence of antibiotic resistance in single cells 5R21AI137843-02 2
2019 Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance 2R01AI102922-06 12
2018 Efflux pumps and the emergence of antibiotic resistance in single cells 1R21AI137843-01 2
2018 Feedback and Noise in a Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Circuit 5R01AI102922-05 12
2017 Feedback and Noise in a Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Circuit 7R01AI102922-04 12
2016 Feedback and Noise in a Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Circuit 5R01AI102922-03 12
2015 Feedback and Noise in a Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Circuit 5R01AI102922-02 12
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  1. Shin J, South EJ, Dunlop MJ. Transcriptional Tuning of Mevalonate Pathway Enzymes to Identify the Impact on Limonene Production in Escherichia coli. ACS Omega. 2022 Jun 07; 7(22):18331-18338. PMID: 35694509; PMCID: PMC9178717; DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c00483;
     
  2. 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; PMCID: PMC9168488; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2115032119;
     
  3. Lugagne JB, Dunlop MJ. Anticipating antibiotic resistance. Science. 2022 02 25; 375(6583):818-819. PMID: 35201873; DOI: 10.1126/science.abn9969;
     
  4. 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;
     
  5. 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;
     
  6. 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;
     
  7. 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;
     
  8. 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;
     
  9. 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;
     
  10. 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;
     
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Bar chart showing 45 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2018 and 2020

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2022 National Science Foundation: Transitions Award
2020 College of Engineering: Teaching Excellence Award
2019 Biomedical Engineering: Professor of the Year
2017 ACS: Synthetic Biology Young Investigator
2015 University of Vermont, Graduate Student Senate: Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
2014 National Science Foundation : CAREER Award
2013 University of Vermont, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences: Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
2011 Department of Energy: Early Career Award
2008 California Institute of Technology: Dean’s Award for Community Service
2004 American Control Conference: Best Student Paper
2002-2006 Department of Energy: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
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