Sebastian Castillo-Hair

Postdoctoral Scholar, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sebastian is a postdoctoral scholar at the ECE Department, working in Georg Seelig’s lab. Sebastian’s research focuses on synthetic biology, specifically on using high-throughput assays and deep learning methods to understand how untranslated mRNA sequences regulate translation and stability in human cells, and to engineer improved sequences for therapeutics applications. Before, Sebastian earned his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Rice University, where he worked on optogenetics and bacterial synthetic biology.