Alexander A. Green, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (BME)

Assistant Professor (BME)

  • Primary Appointment Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Education Postdoc, Wyss Institute at Harvard University
    Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
    B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto
  • Honors and Awards 2019 DARPA Young Faculty Award Director’s Fellowship
    2017 NIH New Innovator Award
    2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology
    2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • Areas of Interest The Green lab pursues interdisciplinary research in areas spanning synthetic biology, diagnostics, and nanotechnology. We use in silico tools to design RNA molecules from scratch that respond to stimuli and execute biomolecular programs in living cells. For diagnostics, we engineer nucleic acids that sense and amplify molecular cues to develop assays that are portable, low cost, and easy to use. We also study the synthesis of self-assembled nanostructures and nanomaterials, and explore their applications as catalysts and antimicrobial agents.
  • Research Areas Synthetic biology, nucleic acid nanotechnology, low-cost diagnostics, nanomaterials

Publications

Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty (BME)