Niles A. Pierce

Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering

Degrees and Appointments

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.


Tel: 626-395-8086
Fax: 626-395-8845

165 Broad Center For Biological Science, MC 114-96, Pasadena, CA 91125


Melinda Kirk, 164 Broad, 626-395-8834

Research Group

Research Overview

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.

List of Research Areas

biological engineering, chemical engineering, computational mathematics, molecular programming, chemical biology, synthetic biology

Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences