Jonathan Silberg and Emily Thomas, Rice University (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University synthetic biologist Jonathan Silberg and graduate student Emily Thomas in the lab. They led the discovery of a method to rapidly trigger the universal tagging of proteins being produced by a cell. Credit Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.