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Meet the Bathe BioNanolab

Principal investigator

Mark Bathe is a Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, Director of the MIT New Engineering Education Transformation, Member of the Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine, and Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard. He obtained his Doctoral Degree at MIT working in the Departments of Mechanical, Chemical, and Biological Engineering before moving to the University of Munich as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow to carry out his postdoctoral research in Biological Physics. He returned to MIT in 2009 to join the faculty in the Department of Biological Engineering, where he runs an interdisciplinary research group focused on engineering nucleic acids for application to vaccines, therapeutics, structural biology, and computing. He is academic co-founder of Cache DNA, Inc. and Kano Therapeutics, Inc., and in his free time he enjoys running, biking, swimming, and skiing amongst other outdoor activities.



Terra Cholfin

Administrative Assistant
Bathe-Lab-Photos-Ben Clancy

Benjamin Clancy

Lab Technician

Dr. Joseph Berleant

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Chi Chen

PostDoctoral Researcher

Dr. Jeffrey Gorman

PostDoctoral researcher

Dr. Xin Luo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Reuven (Beny) Falkovich

Graduate Student

Andy Kim

Graduate Student

Grant Knappe

Graduate Student

Anna Romanov

Graduate Student

Emma Lee

Undergraduate Student

Katie Spivakovsky

Undergraduate Student

Opalina Vetrichelvan

Undergraduate Student


Mathew Allan 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School

Matthew Adendorff 
GMA Innovations

James Banal
Cache DNA, Inc.

Zachary Barry  
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Etienne Boulais  
MDA, Inc.

Philip Bransford 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

William Bricker 
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico

Eric Danielson
Yumanity Therapeutics

Arkajit Dey 
Twitter, Inc.

Rebecca Du
TBD, Inc.

Floris Engelhardt
KanoTx, Inc.

Stavros Gaitanaros 
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Simon Gordonov 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Syuan-Ming Guo 
Insitro, Inc.

Jun He 
Opera Solutions, Inc.

Torsten John
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Hyungmin Jun
Associate Professor
Jeonbuk University

Do-Nyun Kim
Associate Professor
Seoul National University

Aprotim Mazumder
Assistant Professor
TCIS, TIFR Hyderabad

Nilah Monnier 
Assistant Professor
University of California Berkeley

Keyao Pan 
Meta, Inc.

Molly Parsons
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School

Elizabeth Perley
Google, Inc.

Pramod Pisharady
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Sakul Ratanalert 
Johns Hopkins University

Reza Sharifi Sedeh 
Meta, Inc.

Matthew Stone 
Auto-Owners Insurance

Martin Tomov 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Emory University

Rémi Veneziano 
Assistant Professor
George Mason University

Dr. Eike-Christian Wamhoff
BioNTec, Inc.

Dr. Xiao Wang
Assistant Professor, Southeast University

Lun Yang 
ExodusPoint Capital Management