The Pierce Lab

Imaging and Diagnostics Subgroup

Developing dynamic nucleic acid nanotechnologies for multiplexed quantitative imaging of the programmable molecules of life (DNA, RNA, proteins) and for rapid at-home and laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.

Regulation Subgroup

Engineering small conditional RNAs (scRNAs) for cell-selective spatiotemporal control of regulation in living organisms.

Algorithms Subgroup

Developing physically sound, mathematically rigorous, computationally efficient algorithms for the analysis and design of nucleic acid structures, devices, and systems.