Areas of interest: DNA computing and molecular programming, synthetic biology, theory, and scientific software development

I am an Assistant Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. My research focuses on applying principles from computer science and engineering to create programmable matter at the nanoscale with bio-molecules such as DNA. Prior to UW, I was a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at Caltech, working with Erik Winfree, a postdoc at Oxford Computer Science with Marta Kwiatkowska and a James Martin Fellow at the Institute for the Future of Computing, Oxford. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from UBC in 2013, advised by Anne Condon. Much of my computations now happen in a test tube.