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

PhD, California Institute of Technology
MS, California Institute of Technology
BS, Princeton University



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.


NRT-URoL: A Convergent Training Program on Biological Control
08/01/2023 - 07/31/2028 (Multi-PI)
PI: Mary Dunlop, PhD
National Science Foundation
DGE-2244366

Optogenetic selection for dynamic phenotypes in bacteria
08/01/2023 - 07/31/2026 (PI)
National Science Foundation
MCB-2324909

Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship for Madison Fletcher
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2025 (PI)
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.


Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance
06/05/2019 - 05/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
3R01AI102922-010S1

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

Single-cell feedback, optogenetics, and deep learning to control gene expression in bacteria
08/15/2020 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
National Science Foundation
MCB-2032357

High-throughput chemical imaging for optimizing biofuel synthesis using synthetic biology
09/15/2018 - 09/14/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Mary Dunlop, PhD
Department of Energy
DE-SC0019387

Quantifying Clostridioides difficile single-cell growth dynamics using time-lapse microscopy
01/15/2021 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Trustees of Tufts College NIH NIAID
1R21AI153853-01A1

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

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance 3R01AI102922-10S1
2023 Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance 5R01AI102922-10
2023 Cell-to-cell heterogeneity and the emergence of antibiotic resistance 3R01AI102922-09S1
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
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  1. Lugagne JB, Blassick CM, Dunlop MJ. Deep model predictive control of gene expression in thousands of single cells. Nat Commun. 2024 Mar 08; 15(1):2148. PMID: 38459057; PMCID: PMC10923782; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-46361-1;
     
  2. Tague N, Coriano-Ortiz C, Sheets MB, Dunlop MJ. Light-inducible protein degradation in E. coli with the LOVdeg tag. Elife. 2024 Jan 25; 12. PMID: 38270583; PMCID: PMC10945698; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.87303;
     
  3. Andreani V, South EJ, Dunlop MJ. Generating information-dense nucleotide sequences with optimal string packing. bioRxiv. 2023 Nov 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37961203; PMCID: PMC10635063; DOI: 10.1101/2023.11.01.565124;
     
  4. Tague N, Andreani V, Fan Y, Timp W, Dunlop MJ. Comprehensive Screening of a Light-Inducible Split Cre Recombinase with Domain Insertion Profiling. ACS Synth Biol. 2023 Oct 20; 12(10):2834-2842.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37788288
     
  5. Klumpe HE, Lugagne JB, Khalil AS, Dunlop MJ. Deep Neural Networks for Predicting Single-Cell Responses and Probability Landscapes. ACS Synth Biol. 2023 Aug 18; 12(8):2367-2381.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37467372
     
  6. Tague N, Lin H, Lugagne JB, O'Connor OM, Burman D, Wong WW, Cheng JX, Dunlop MJ. Longitudinal Single-Cell Imaging of Engineered Strains with Stimulated Raman Scattering to Characterize Heterogeneity in Fatty Acid Production. Adv Sci (Weinh). 2023 Jul; 10(20):e2206519. PMID: 37288534; PMCID: PMC10369233; DOI: 10.1002/advs.202206519;
     
  7. Tague N, Andreani V, Fan Y, Timp W, Dunlop MJ. Comprehensive screening of a light-inducible split Cre recombinase with domain insertion profiling. bioRxiv. 2023 May 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37293111; PMCID: PMC10245967; DOI: 10.1101/2023.05.26.542511;
     
  8. Tague EP, McMahan JB, Tague N, Dunlop MJ, Ngo JT. Controlled Protein Activities with Viral Proteases, Antiviral Peptides, and Antiviral Drugs. ACS Chem Biol. 2023 May 19; 18(5):1228-1236.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37140437; PMCID: PMC10501127; DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.3c00138;
     
  9. Tague EP, McMahan JB, Tague N, Dunlop MJ, Ngo JT. Controlled protein activities with viral proteases, antiviral peptides, and antiviral drugs. bioRxiv. 2023 Feb 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36909459; PMCID: PMC10002686; DOI: 10.1101/2023.02.27.530290;
     
  10. Tague N, Coriano-Ortiz C, Sheets MB, Dunlop MJ. Light inducible protein degradation in E. coli with LOVtag. bioRxiv. 2023 Feb 26. PMID: 36865169; PMCID: PMC9980293; DOI: 10.1101/2023.02.25.530042;
     
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Bar chart showing 59 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2023

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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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