Center for Plant Cell Biology


Elisa FrancoElisa Franco

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mailing Address:

Mechanical Engineering
Bourns /A311
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-2442
Fax: (951) 827-2899
Email: efranco@engr.ucr.edu



PhD 2011 California Institute of Technology
PhD 2007 University of Trieste (Italy)
MS/BS 2002 University of Treiste (Italy)

College/Division Affiliation:

Bourns College of Engineering

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Feedback Control; Systems and Synthetic Biology; Nucleic Acids Nanotechnology; Distributed Systems

Research Summary:

Dr. Franco's main interests are in the area of biological feedback systems. In particular, her research focuses on bottom-up approaches to the design and synthesis of controllers, sensors and actuators in biochemical reaction networks, using nucleic acids and proteins. She also works on robustness analysis of natural biochemical systems. In the past, Dr. Franco worked in the field of cooperative control and distributed estimation.

Selected Publications:

List of publications from HubMed

Lab Personnel: 

Dinsmore, Campbell
Graduate Student —
Reed, John —
Undergraduate Student Researcher —

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center Information

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences Department
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
Fax: (951) 827-5155
E-mail: genomics@ucr.edu