Adam Marblestone, Ph.D., is interested in developing new approaches to accelerate biotechnology and brain science. He is currently a research scientist and “Director of Scientific Architecting” with the Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT, led by Ed Boyden.
In his doctoral work as a Hertz Fellow in Biophysics at Harvard, with George Church and colleagues, he co-authored experimental and theoretical papers on molecular recording devices, led engineering “roadmap” analyses of the problems of whole-brain structure and activity mapping, and helped create new genome engineering and programmable nanofabrication technologies.
Before that, Adam studied quantum nonlocality and quantum signal processing with Michel Devoret, leading to a new multi-party generalization of Bell’s inequalities. With William Shih and Shawn Douglas, he also participated in the early development of caDNAno, a graphical software tool for design of 3D DNA nanostructures, now the standard for the field of structural DNA nanotechnology.