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Niles A. Pierce

Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering
Contact information for Niles A. Pierce
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Mail Code: MC 114-96
Office: 165 Broad Center For Biological Science
Phone: 626-395-8086
B.S.E., Princeton University, 1993; D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1997. Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, Caltech, 2000; Assistant Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, 2000-04; Assistant Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering, 2004-06; Associate Professor, 2006-10; Professor, 2010-; Acting Executive Officer for Bioengineering, 2007; Executive Officer for Bioengineering, 2007-13; Executive Officer for Biological Engineering, 2013.
Research Areas: Biological Engineering

Research Activities

Engineering small conditional DNAs and RNAs for signal transduction in vitro, in situ, and in vivo; computational algorithms for the analysis and design of nucleic acid systems; programmable molecular instruments for readout and regulation of cell state.

Honors and Awards

74th Eastman Professor, University of Oxford, 2016–2017
Guggenheim Fellow, 2014–2015
Christensen Fellow, University of Oxford, 2014
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2005
Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2003
Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology Teaching Award, 2002, 2006 
Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis, First Prize, 1999
Rhodes Scholarship, Hertz Fellowship, National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1993 
Valedictorian, Princeton University, 1993