I'm Jeff Nivala, a Research Assistant Professor in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I work closely with other faculty and students as part of the Molecular Information Systems Lab. My scientific interests are broadly focused on the intersection of molecular and synthetic biology/biochemistry with technology development. My research has been published in widely read journals such as Nature, Science, and Nature Biotechnology. In 2017, I was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a "30 Under 30" in science. My post-doctoral work was performed in George Church's lab at Harvard Medical School. I was a graduate student fellow of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) as a PhD student in the UCSC Nanopore Group with Mark Akeson, and a Washington Research Foundation Fellow in David Baker's lab during my undergraduate work.
I occasionally indulge in more artistic creative outlets, including music, video, and fine art projects, some of which can be found here.