Seth Shipman

Seth Shipman

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences
Assistant Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology

Gladstone Institutes, 1650 Owens Street, Mission Bay

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Research Areas

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Neural Systems Engineering & Vision Science, Systems & Synthetic Biology, and Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

The Shipman Lab aims to understand how cell types form and circuits assemble in the developing brain. We do this by engineering new molecular technologies to observe development in vivo and to differentiate cells and tissues in vitro. We use molecular recording – writing data into the genome of a living cell – to capture the order of transcriptional events as cells change fate. We use synthetic transcriptional controls to direct the fate of human stem cells and build small neural circuits to test our hypotheses. Our findings will inform the treatment of neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative disease.