Dr. Elizabeth A. Strychalski received a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Rochester and M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University. She was awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the areas of nanofabrication, nanofluidics, and confined biopolymers. Dr. Strychalski served as a Program Manager in the Biological Technology Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where she managed a ~$120M portfolio to aggressively advance experimental and theoretical research at the interface of synthetic biology, control engineering, nanobiotechnology, and fluidic devices. Upon returning to NIST, she founded the Cellular Engineering Group, as part of NIST’s Engineering Biology Program, and serves on the Steering Group for Build a Cell. Dr. Strychalski received the University of Rochester’s Harry W. Fullbright Prize and Janet Howell Clark Award, as well as the Maryland Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award. Her current research focuses on discovering and testing fundamental rules to predict and control the engineered function of biological systems.
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
National Research Council Research Associateship Program at NIST:
Positions for non-US citizens:
Selected Publications (Google Scholar)
Maryland Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist, Non-Academic for 2019-20