Team

Jenn Brophy

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering


Jenn is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford, Noyce Family Faculty Fellow, and a Chan Zuckerburg Biohub Investigator.


She received her BS in bioengineering from UC Berkeley and PhD from MIT, where she worked with Christopher Voigt and Alan Grossman to develop a tool for engineering undomesticated Gram positive bacteria. For her postdoctoral research, she worked with José Dinneny at Stanford to engineer spatial patterns of gene expression across plant tissues using synthetic genetic circuits. She is interested in applying synthetic biology to address climate change issues and enhance sustainability. Her favorite flower is the Lily!


Janina Tamborksi

Postdoc, Bioengineering


jtambor [at] stanford [dot] edu


Janina is developing synthetic genetic circuits to enhance water use efficiency in the bioenergy grasses Setaria viridis and Sorghum bicolor. She is an avid climber and has an adorable rescue dog!


Vivian Zhong

Graduate student, Bioengineering


vivzhong [at] stanford [dot] edu


Vivian is interested in designing plant biosensors and shaping plant-microbe interactions. Outside of the lab, she's into science policy, communication, and her favorite plant is the lotus!