Peng Yin Principal Investigator in the Molecular Systems Lab    Dept. Systems Biology Harvard Medical School Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Peng Yin
Email: py [at] hms

Phone: 617 432 7731. Fax: 617 432 7828

Office: Room 543, Center for Life Sciences Boston

Mail: Wyss Institute, 3 Blackfan Circle, CLSB 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02115

I have just joined the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor in January 2010. I am also serving as a Core Faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

I was a senior postdoctoral scholar in bioengineering and computer science at Caltech's Center for Biological Circuit Design, which is part of Caltech's Information Science and Technology initiative. At Caltech, I primarily worked with Prof. Niles A. Pierce and Prof. Erik Winfree.

Before joining Caltech, I obtained a Ph.D. in computer science under Prof. John H. Reif and a M.Sc. in molecular cancer biology, both from Duke University. Before coming to Duke, I graduated from Peking University with a B.Sc. in biochemistry and molecular biology and a Bachelor in Economics.

My research interests lie at the interface of information science, molecular engineering, and biology. The current focus is to engineer information directed self-assembly of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) structures and devices, and to exploit such systems to do useful molecular work, e.g. probing and programming biological processes for imaging and therapeutic applications.

Curriculum Vitae