Group Members

Jump to staff, bachelor students, lab visitors, alumni, former visitors and students.


Paul W. K. Rothemund

Research professor, BBE, CMS and CNS
CV here
231 Moore, email:

  • B.S. Biology and Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Southern California

Lucinda Acosta

Administrative Assistant
204c Moore, email:

Vishal Maingi

Postdoc, Biology and Biological Engineering
210a Moore, email:

  • B.Pharm., Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University (IN)
  • M.S. Medicinal Chemistry, N.I.P.E.R. Mohali (IN)
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Postdoc, University of Oxford (UK)

Jaimie Marie Stewart

Postdoc, Computing and Mathematical Sciences
210c Moore, email:

  • B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.S. Bioengineering, UC Riverside
  • Ph.D. Bioengineering, UC Riverside

Byoung-jin Jeon

Postdoc, Computing and Mathematical Science
210a Moore, email:

  • B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Yonsei University (KR)
  • M.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Yonsei University (KR)
  • Ph.D. Polymer Science & Engineering, Universy of Massachussets, Amherst
  • Postdoc, UC Santa Barbara

Tyler Ross

Postdoc, Computing and Mathematical Science
216 Moore, email:

  • B.S. Physics, University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. Biology, Caltech

Matteo Michele Guareschi

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
210c Moore, email:

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Universit√† di Pavia (IT)
  • M.S. Nanotechnologies, Politecnico di Torino (IT) & INP Grenoble (FR)

Olivia Zou

Joint Ph.D. Student With Lulu Qian, Bioengineering
216a Moore, email:

  • B.S. Biological Physics, Mathematics, Brandeis University

Bachelor Students

Contact Paul if you are interested in working with us for you bachelor research project or SURF. If you are an undergrad interested in DNA nanotechnology, or other areas of biomolecular design such as protein design, check out the BIOMOD biomolecular design competition run by Shawn Douglas at Harvard.


Rishabh Shetty

Postdoc with Ashwin Gopinath at MIT
231 Moore, email:


Anya Mitskovets

Now Co-founder at Fixing CO2
Role: Ph.D. Student, Applied Physiscs with Harry Atwater

Cody Geary

Now Assistant Professor at Aarhus University (DK)
Role: Postdoc

Ashwin Gopinath

Now Assistant Professor at MIT
Role: Postdoc

Sungwook Woo

Now Postdoc at Harvard with Peng Yin
Role: Ph.D Bioengineering, 2013

Former visitors and bachelor students


Bernard Yurke

Deborah Fygenson

Ebbe Sloth Andersen

Steffen Lynge Sparvath

Si-ping Han

Denis Selnihhin

Bachelor Students

Emily Wu

Leonardo Zornberg