Dr. Elizabeth A. Strychalski received a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Rochester and a Masters 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), where she serves as a staff research scientist and Acting Group Leader of the Cellular Engineering Group. Dr. Strychalski completed a detail as a Program Manager in the Biological Technology Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where she managed a funding portfolio to aggressively advance experimental and theoretical research at the interface of synthetic biology, control engineering, nanobiotechnology, and fluidic devices. She returned to NIST to co-lead the Engineering Biology Team and found the Cellular Engineering Group. Her current research focuses on discovering and testing fundamental rules for the predictive design of engineered biological function across scales. Her multidisciplinary approach necessitates highly collaborative research, leveraging experimental, theoretical, and numerical techniques across the sciences and engineering.
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