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Principal investigator

Mark Bathe

Principal investigator

Professor, Department of Biological Engineering
Member, Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
Co-Chair, 2025 GRC on RNA Nanotechnology

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.

Team

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Terra Cholfin

Administrative Assistant
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Benjamin Clancy

Lab Technician
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Jae Young Lee

Visiting Scholar
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Dr. Chi Chen

PostDoctoral Researcher
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Dr. Jeffrey Gorman

PostDoctoral researcher
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Dr. Xin Luo

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Dr. Marjan Omer

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Reuven (Beny) Falkovich

Graduate Student
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Andy Kim

Graduate Student
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Grant Knappe

Graduate Student
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Anna Romanov

Graduate Student
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Katie Spivakovsky

Undergraduate Student
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Opalina Vetrichelvan

Undergraduate Student
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Erik Xie

Undergraduate Student (UROP)

alumni

Mathew Allan 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School

Matthew Adendorff 
GMA Innovations

James Banal
Cache DNA, Inc.

Zachary Barry  
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Dr. Joseph Berleant

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 
Lecturer
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