Grace Meaker

Undergraduate Student

Current Appointments:

Previous Appointments:

B.Sc. Biological Sciences, University of Cardiff (expected 2021)

Interests: synthetic biology, CRISPR/Cas systems, recombinases


I am a placement student from Cardiff University researching the use of novel gene regulation and genome editing tools in Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli for future biological applications. My project specifically focuses on catalytically dead Cas enzymes and recombinases and will explore how their function and activity vary under a wide range of conditions and host strains.

All publications

Advances in engineering CRISPR-Cas9 as a molecular Swiss Army knife
Meaker G.A., Hair E.J., Gorochowski T.E.
Synthetic Biology 5, ysaa021, 2020.

Tunable genetic devices through simultaneous control of transcription and translation
Bartoli V., Meaker G.A., di Bernardo M., Gorochowski T.E.
Nature Communications 11, 2095, 2020.