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Meet the Bathe BioNanolab

Principal investigator

Mark Bathe is a Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, a Member of the Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard. He obtained his Doctoral Degree at MIT working in the Departments of Biological, Chemical, and Mechanical Engineering before moving to the University of Munich for 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 the targeted delivery of therapeutics and vaccines, phenotypic profiling of neuronal circuits, and molecular computing and data storage. He is academic co-founder of Cache DNA and Kano Therapeutics, and in his free time he enjoys running, biking, swimming, and skiing, amongst other outdoor activities.



Terra Cholfin

Administrative Assistant

Dr. Hiroyuki Chaya

Visiting Scientist

Dr. Jae Young Lee

Visiting Scientist

Dr. Jeffrey Gorman

PostDoctoral researcher

Dr. Xin Luo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Marjan Omer

Postdoctoral Researcher

Reuven (Beny) Falkovich

Graduate Student

Andy Kim

Graduate Student

Grant Knappe

Graduate Student

Anna Romanov

Graduate Student

Katie Spivakovsky

Undergraduate Student

Opalina Vetrichelvan

Undergraduate Student

Erik Xie

Undergraduate Student (UROP)


Mathew Allan 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School

Matthew Adendorff 
GMA Innovations

James Banal
Cache DNA, Inc.

Zachary Barry  
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Joseph Berleant
Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIT

Etienne Boulais  
MDA, Inc.

Philip Bransford 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Prof. William Bricker 
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico

Prof. Chi Chen
Assistant Professor, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology

Eric Danielson
Yumanity Therapeutics

Arkajit Dey 
Twitter, Inc.

Rebecca Du
TBD, Inc.

Prof. Stavros Gaitanaros 
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Floris Engelhardt
KanoTx, Inc.

Simon Gordonov 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Syuan-Ming Guo 
Insitro, Inc.

Jun He 
Opera Solutions, Inc.

Torsten John
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Prof. Hyungmin Jun
Associate Professor
Jeonbuk University

Prof. Do-Nyun Kim
Seoul National University

Prof. Aprotim Mazumder
Assistant Professor
TCIS, TIFR Hyderabad

Prof. Nilah Monnier 
Assistant Professor
University of California Berkeley

Keyao Pan 
Meta, Inc.

Molly Parsons
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School

Elizabeth Perley
Google, Inc.

Prof. Pramod Pisharady
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Prof. Sakul Ratanalert 
Johns Hopkins University

Reza Sharifi Sedeh 
Meta, Inc.

Matthew Stone 
Auto-Owners Insurance

Martin Tomov 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Emory University

Prof. Rémi Veneziano 
Assistant Professor
George Mason University

Eike-Christian Wamhoff
BioNTec, Inc.

Prof. Xiao Wang
Assistant Professor, Southeast University

Lun Yang 
ExodusPoint Capital Management