Keith Kozminski (Professor of Biology and Cell Biology, shown on the right) and collaborator Mark Kester (Professor of Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, shown on the left) are featured in the Aug. 9 edition of UVA Today. "A community of more than 100 faculty from eight schools at the University of Virginia – the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the School of Law, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the School of Architecture, the McIntire School of Commerce and the forthcoming School of Data Science – have initiated new and growing collaborations in an emerging field of science and technology: synthetic biology, or “synbio” for short." "Recently, the group organized and hosted a Mid-Atlantic Synthetic Biology Symposium that brought researchers to UVA from universities, government and industry organizations throughout the region." Kozminski and Kester present a thoughtful discussion on the benefits as well as the concerns regarding synthetic biology in the UVA Today article. To read the full article, please click here. For more information on the UVA SynBio community, please visit the SynBio@UVA website.