The Pierce Lab

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

  • Prof. Niles A. Pierce x8086 Division of Biology & Biological Engineering Division of Engineering & Applied Science

Research Scientist

  • Dr. Harry Choi x8837 Molecular Instruments Research Scientist
  • Dr. Maayan Schwarzkopf x8875 Division of Biology & Biological Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Dr. Lisa Hochrein x8875 Division of Biology & Biological Engineering

Graduate Students

  • Aneesh Acharya Bioengineering
  • Mikhail Hanewich-Hollatz Bioengineering
  • Naeem Husain Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
  • Nick Porubsky Chemical Engineering
  • Vikas Trivedi Bioengineering

Research Technicians

  • Colby Calvert x8839 Senior Research Technician

Software Engineer

Administrative Assistant

  • x8834 Administrative Assistant

Alumni

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Dr. Jonathan Sternberg 7/2013-6/2014
  • Dr. Jeffrey Vieregg 2/2008-10/2013 Currently: Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Tobias Heinen 11/2010-3/2012 Currently: University of Bonn
  • Dr. Victor Beck 12/2007-1/2012 Currently: PARC
  • Dr. Peng Yin 2005-09 Currently: Assistant Professor, Harvard Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Justin Bois 2007 Currently: Lecturer in Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech
  • Dr. Jennifer Padilla 2004-07 Currently: Masters candidate in Mathematics, UCLA
  • Dr. Robert Dirks 2005-06 Currently: Research Scientist, DE Shaw Research
  • Dr. Jong-Shik Shin 2002-06 Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Yonsei University, South Korea

Graduate Students

  • Dr. Brian Wolfe PhD, Bioengineering, 2014 Currently: iRobot
  • Dr. Lisa Hochrein PhD, Chemical Engineering and Biology, 2013 Currently: Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech
  • Dr. Ma'ayan Schwarzkopf PhD, Biology, 2013 Currently: Research Scientist, Caltech
  • Dr. Jonathan Sternberg PhD, Bioengineering, 2013
  • Dr. Joe Zadeh PhD, Bioengineering, 2010 Currently: Product Lead, Airbnb
  • Dr. Harry Choi PhD, Bioengineering, 2009 Currently: Molecular Instruments Research Scientist, Caltech
  • Dr. Jon Othmer PhD, Applied & Computational Mathematics, 2008 Currently: Research Associate, Morgan Stanley
  • Dr. Justin Bois PhD, Chemical Engineering, 2007 Currently: Lecturer in Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech
  • Dr. Robert Dirks PhD, Chemistry, 2005 Currently: Research Scientist, DE Shaw Research

Undergraduates

  • Jocelyn (Josie) Kishi 2014 Computer Science
  • Aditya Bhagavathi 2013 Chemical Engineering
  • Eli Weinstein 2013 Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University
  • Tianjia (Jessie) Ge 2012
  • Kanenori (Kane) Okamoto 2011
  • Fei Chen 2010 Electrical Engineering and Biology
  • Arjun Ravikumar 2010 Bioengineering
  • Asif Khan 2009 Electrical Engineering
  • Alex Hudson 2008 Applied Physics
  • Connie Gao 2008 Chemical Engineering
  • Sarah Hunt 2008 Chemical Engineering
  • Fabian Dias 2007,2008 Mathematics
  • Max Grazier G'Sell 2007 Physics
  • Jiaqi Guo 2007 Applied Physics
  • Cole Johnson 2006 Biomedical Engineering, Tulane
  • Baixue Zheng 2005
  • Timothy Wannier 2003, 2004 Biology, U Penn
  • Isaac See 2002
  • Milo Lin 2002
  • Ryan Simkovsky 2000
Lab Retreat 2010
group photo of lab members
Jeff, Naeem, Lisa, Colby, Jonathan, Suvir, Fei, Conrad, Brian
Clara, Niles, Harry, Victor
Lab Retreat, September 2007
group photo of lab members
Joe, Peng, Jon, Harry, Melinda, Colby, Joann, Suvir, Fabian, Max, Wes, Lisa, Niles, Ma'ayan
Big Lebowski bowling night, July 2007
group photo of lab members
Max, Peng, Niles, Jon, Suvir, Justin, Drew, Joe, Colby, Ma'ayan, Fabian, Joann, Lisa, Melinda
A memorably early hike, June 2007
group photo of lab members
Niles, Justin, Joe, Jon, Jennifer, Colby, Max, Joann, Harry, Peng, Fabian, Suvir