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 staff

C Athena Aktipis
Assoc Professor

Cristina Baciu
Program Manager Research

Michael Cai
Grad Service Assistant

Padraic Cashin
Graduate Service Assistant

Daniel Chavez
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Luis Cisneros
Assistant Research Professor

Zachary Compton
Grad Service Assistant

Aviona Conti
AlumniRecent Graduate

Jedidiah Crandall
Assoc Professor

Jedidiah Crandall

Joshua Daymude
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Antonio Espinoza
Postdoc Research Scholar

Stephanie Forrest
Center Director & Professor

Angelo Fortunato
Assistant Research Professor

Elena Fortunato

Morgan Fox
Management Intern

Jiahui Gao
Graduate Research Assistant

valerie Harris

Nicole Hudson
Research/Lab Assistant

Merielle Kalos
Supervisor

Stefania Elisavet KAPSETAKI
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Heewook Lee
Assistant Professor

Kirtus Leyba
Grad Service Assistant

Jia-Ming Li
Financial Manager Sr

Jhe-Yu Liou
Grad Service Assistant

Carlo Maley
Associate Professor

Diego Mallo Adan
Assistant Research Scientist

Gissel Marquez Alcaraz
AlumniRecent Graduate

Karly Mattson

Benjamin Mixon-Baca
Graduate Research Assistant

Theodore Pavlic
Asst Professor

Christopher Plaisier
Asst Professor

Pemma Reiter
Graduate Service Assistant

Joseph Renzullo
Grad Service Assistant

Andrea Richa
Professor

Shawn Rupp
Research Technologist, Bioinformatician

Kaushik Saha
Grad Teaching Assistant

Seyedehsareh Seyedi
Graduate Research Assistant

Yan Shoshitaishvili
Asst Professor

Petr Sulc
Assistant Professor

Christopher Sumnicht
Grad Teaching Associate

Ruthanne Teo

William Tolley
Grad Research Assistant

Ni Trieu
Asst Professor

Ruoyu Wang
Asst Professor

Pamela Winfrey
Events Manager

Carole-Jean Wu
Assoc Professor