Team

Our interdisciplinary center delves deeply to find new connections between fields to discover surprising synergies and insights. The center’s researchers tackle compelling problems and conduct fundamental research to find significant breakthroughs rather than incremental advances.

Director

Stephanie Forrest

Director, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society

Faculty and administration

C Athena Aktipis

Associate Professor

Shannon Austin

Undergraduate Student

Cristina Baciu

Manager Laboratory

Timothy Buyer

Undergraduate Student

Padraic Cashin

Grad Service Assistant

Luis Cisneros

Assistant Research Professor

Zachary Compton (Student)

Grad Research Assistant

Aviona Conti

Undergraduate Student

Jedidiah Crandall

Assoc Professor

Trystan Damico

Undergraduate Student

Keller Dellinger

Grad Research Assistant

Elia Elachkar

Undergraduate Student

Alexis Fleming

Undergraduate Student

Stephanie Forrest

Center Director & Professor

Angelo Fortunato

Assistant Research Professor

Mae Fydenkevez

Undergraduate Student

Adriana German

Undergraduate Student

Valerie Harris (Student)

Graduate Research Assistant

Nicole Hudson

Research/Lab Assistant

Stefania Elisavet KAPSETAKI

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Heewook Lee

Asst Professor

Kirtus Leyba (Student)

Grad Service Assistant

Jia-Ming Li

Financial Manager Sr

Jhe-Yu Liou

Grad Research Associate

Carlo Maley

Assoc Professor

Diego Mallo Adan

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Gissel Marquez Alcaraz

Undergraduate Student

Karly Mattson

Undergraduate Student

Efthimia Nicolacoudis

Undergraduate Student

Theodore Pavlic

Asst Professor

Kayla Raymond

Undergraduate Student

Pemma Reiter

Graduate Service Assistant

Joseph Renzullo (Student)

Grad Service Assistant

Andrea Richa

Professor

Shawn Rupp

Research Technologist – Bioinformat

Kaushik Saha

Grad Research Assistant

Jonathan Scirone

Undergraduate Student

Seyedehsareh Seyedi

Graduate Research Assistant

Yan Shoshitaishvili

Asst Professor

Petr Sulc

Asst Professor

Christopher Sumnicht

Graduate Research Assistant

Jake Taylor

Undergraduate Student

Ruthanne Teo

Undergraduate Student

Nobuhiro Wada

Undergraduate Student

Ruoyu Wang

Asst Professor

Pamela Winfrey

Scientific Research Curator

Carole-Jean Wu

Assoc Professor

 

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Center Director and Professor

Stephanie Forrest

Center Director & Professor, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society

Stephanie Forrest is a Professor in CIDSE and Center Director for Biocomputing, Security and Society at the Biodesign Institute. She is a computer scientist who studies the biology of computation and computation in biology, including biological modeling of immunological processes and evolutionary diseases, cybersecurity, software engineering, and evolutionary computation. Forrest has over twenty years experience leading interdisciplinary research and education programs, primarily in...

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C Athena Aktipis
C Athena Aktipis
Assoc Professor
Psychology
Shannon Austin
Cristina Baciu
Cristina Baciu
Program Manager Research
Biodesign BSS
Michael Cai
Michael Cai
Student Worker III
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Padraic Cashin
Padraic Cashin
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign BSS
Luis Cisneros
Luis Cisneros
Assistant Research Professor
Biodesign BSS
Zachary Compton
Zachary Compton
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Aviona Conti
Jedidiah CrandallTrystan Damico
Trystan Damico
Community College Transfer Partnership
Arizona State University
Outside Consultant Hired on Contract
Pat Tillman Veterans Center
Keller DellingerElia Elachkar
Alexis FlemingStephanie Forrest
Stephanie Forrest
Center Director & Professor
Biodesign BSS
Angelo Fortunato
Angelo Fortunato
Assistant Research Professor
Biodesign BSS
valerie Harris
Nicole Hudson
Nicole Hudson
Research/Lab Assistant
Psychology
Stefania Elisavet KAPSETAKI
Stefania Elisavet KAPSETAKI
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign BSS
Beau KujathHeewook Lee
Heewook Lee
Assistant Professor
Biodesign BSS
Kirtus Leyba
Kirtus Leyba
Grad Service Assistant
Biodesign BSS
Jia-Ming Li
Jia-Ming Li
Financial Manager Sr
KE Biodesign Institute Finance
Jhe-Yu Liou
Jhe-Yu Liou
Grad Service Assistant
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Carlo Maley
Carlo Maley
Associate Professor
Biodesign BSS
Diego Mallo Adan
Diego Mallo Adan
Assistant Research Scientist
Biodesign BSS
Gissel Marquez Alcaraz
Karly MattsonBenjamin Mixon-Baca
Benjamin Mixon-Baca
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign BSS
Efthimia NicolacoudisTheodore Pavlic
Theodore Pavlic
Asst Professor
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Christopher Plaisier
Christopher Plaisier
Asst Professor
Sch Biological & Hlth Sys Engr
Kayla Raymond
Pemma Reiter
Pemma Reiter
Graduate Service Assistant
Biodesign BSS
Joseph Renzullo
Joseph Renzullo
Grad Service Assistant
Biodesign BSS
Andrea Richa
Andrea Richa
Professor
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Esther Rodriguez
Shawn Rupp
Shawn Rupp
Research Technologist, Bioinformatician
Biodesign BSS
Kaushik Saha
Kaushik Saha
Grad Research Assistant
Biodesign BSS
Jonathan ScironeSeyedehsareh Seyedi
Seyedehsareh Seyedi
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Yan Shoshitaishvili
Yan Shoshitaishvili
Asst Professor
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Petr Sulc
Petr Sulc
Assistant Professor
Biodesign MDB
Christopher Sumnicht
Christopher Sumnicht
Grad Teaching Associate
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Jake Taylor
Ruthanne TeoNi Trieu
Ni Trieu
Asst Professor
Biodesign BSS
Nobuhiro Wada
Nobuhiro Wada
Alumni
Arizona State University
Recent Graduate
Arizona State University
Ruoyu Wang
Ruoyu Wang
Asst Professor
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr
Pamela Winfrey
Pamela Winfrey
Events Manager
Biodesign BSS
Carole-Jean Wu
Carole-Jean Wu
Assoc Professor
Sch Compt Infor & Dec Sys Engr