Daniel Gibson, PhD

Associate Professor


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Daniel Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Synthetic Biology group at the JCVI. Since joining the JCVI as a postdoc in 2004, Gibson led the JCVI efforts to synthesize two complete bacterial genomes. Those projects resulted in creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell and development of an enabling suite of DNA synthesis and assembly methods.

Prior to joining the JCVI, Gibson earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. While there, he used yeast as the model system for studying cell cycle surveillance mechanisms (checkpoints), which are significant in our understanding of cancer development. Before earning his Ph.D., he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Synthetic biology: Construction of a yeast chromosome.
Nature. 2014-05-08; 509.7499: 168-9.
PMID: 24805340
Programming biological operating systems: genome design, assembly and activation.
Nature methods. 2014-05-01; 11.5: 521-6.
PMID: 24781325
Gene and genome construction in yeast.
Current protocols in molecular biology. 2011-04-01; Chapter 3.Unit3.22.
PMID: 21472698
Isolation of circular yeast artificial chromosomes for synthetic biology and functional genomics studies.
Nature protocols. 2011-01-01; 6.1: 89-96.
PMID: 21212778
Chemical synthesis of the mouse mitochondrial genome.
Nature methods. 2010-11-01; 7.11: 901-3.
PMID: 20935651
Synthesis of DNA fragments in yeast by one-step assembly of overlapping oligonucleotides.
Nucleic acids research. 2009-11-01; 37.20: 6984-90.
PMID: 19745056
Creating bacterial strains from genomes that have been cloned and engineered in yeast.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2009-09-25; 325.5948: 1693-6.
PMID: 19696314
Enzymatic assembly of DNA molecules up to several hundred kilobases.
Nature methods. 2009-05-01; 6.5: 343-5.
PMID: 19363495
One-step assembly in yeast of 25 overlapping DNA fragments to form a complete synthetic Mycoplasma genitalium genome.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2008-12-23; 105.51: 20404-9.
PMID: 19073939
Complete chemical synthesis, assembly, and cloning of a Mycoplasma genitalium genome.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 2008-02-29; 319.5867: 1215-20.
PMID: 18218864