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, students, and scientists as co-director of the Molecular Information Systems Lab. My scientific interests are focused on technology development for applications in molecular data storage, synthetic biology, genomics, and proteomics. My research has been published in widely read journals such as Nature, Science, and Nature Biotechnology. I have received the NSF CAREER Award (2023), and was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a "30 Under 30" in science (2017). 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.
Prospective graduate students interested in working with me are encouraged to apply to the UW CSE PhD program and/or the MolE PhD program. Interested post-docs can feel free to send me a statement of interest and CV, including contact information for 2-3 references.
I also enjoy connecting with folks to indulge in more artistic creative outlets, including music, video, and fine art projects, some of which can be found here.