Principal Investigator

Asst. Professor, Bioengineering, Rice University

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B.Sc. Biological Engineering, MIT
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Dervan lab, Caltech,

Postdoc, Chemical Engineering, Shapiro lab, Caltech,

Awards: Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (Rice University), NARSAD Young Investigator; iGEM 3rd place worldwide (Synthetic Standard Prize, Best new application, Best measurement); BMES/J&J Prize for excellence in biomedical research; Bauer fellowship; FUS Foundation poster prize; Physics Olympiad finalist

Jerzy Szablowski, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellows

Zhimin Huang, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2015)

Incoming, August 2020

Graduate students

Boao Xia, M.Sc..

Bioengineering, Ph.D. student, x=bx8

Manwal Harb, B.Sc.

Bioengineering, Ph.D. student, x=mmh10

Joon Pyung Seo B.Sc.

Applied Physics, Ph.D. student, x=js164

Undergraduate students

Joycelyn Yiu

Biochemistry and Cell Biology, undergraduate, x=jcy4

Aurian Maleki

Biophysics, undergraduate

Sin Lee, B.Sc.

Bioengineering, Ph.D. student, x=sl120


Daniel Brenner, B.Sc. (rotation student, 2019

Ruchika Mitbander, B.Sc. (rotation student, 2019

Yafet Arefeayne, B.Sc. (rotation student, 2019

Tyler Graf, M.Sc. (rotation student, 2019)


We are recruiting graduate students, postdocs, and technicians. Write me an email if you are interested in joining the group or doing a research rotation.

See possible research projects, and contact information.

©2019 by Jerzy Szablowski, Ph.D.