Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Talk Title: A Tale of 2 Strands: From Genomes to Origami, Vaccines, Data Storage, and Back
Dr. Mark Bathe is a Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, and Co-Director of the MIT New Engineering Education Transformation. He obtained his Doctoral Degree at MIT working in the Departments of Mechanical, Chemical, and Biological Engineering before moving to the University of Munich to carry out his postdoctoral research in Biological Physics. He returned to MIT in 2009 to join the faculty in the Department of Biological Engineering, where he runs an interdisciplinary research group focused on engineering nucleic acids for application to vaccines, therapeutic delivery, structural biology, and computing.