Niranjan Srinivas


I am a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley working with Hernan Garcia and Adam Arkin. I earned my doctoral degree in computation and neural systems at Caltech, where I was advised by Erik Winfree.

Broadly, I’m an engineer, synthetic biologist, and programmer who develops technologies for manipulating living systems.

Contact information:

Email: “my first name” at berkeley dot edu

Picture courtesy of Deb Ray

Page last updated: November 21, 2015.

Currently, I’m working on combining new live imaging technologies, synthetic biology, and 

mathematical modeling to quantitatively understand how gene regulatory networks code for chemical patterns in the fruit fly embryo.

In my graduate research, I developed a new, general technology for engineering in vitro chemical networks with prescribed temporal dynamics using synthetic DNA as a molecular building block. My doctoral dissertation was awarded the yearly Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis prize for the best thesis, publication, or or discovery in ‘nanotechnology and related fields’ at Caltech.