Hi! My name is Laura Maria Gonzalez. I'm an architect and multidisciplinary designer researching design, computation, synthetic biology, and additive manufacturing.
My work currently focuses on the use of engineered living materials for sensing, actuating, and fabricating in the built environment. Through microbes, I believe we can develop organic interactive systems that will help us improve ecosystem health.
Using the clank-lz, an open source PCB milling machine, to mill microfluidic chips that can be used to keep bacteria alive.
Busy summer days in the MIT bio-maker space preparing media, plating bacteria, and making liquid cultures of S.Pasteurii - a bacteria that offers bio-cementation potential.
A LIGHT GENETIC CIRCUIT
Transforming E.coli cells with a photoreceptor that expresses a blue color pigment when exposed to blue light! Developed for the bacteria shading project.