I am a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Sri Kosuri at UCLA, where I’m developing multiplex gene synthesis techniques.

Previously I did my PhD in the lab of Prof. Cees Dekker at Delft Univeristy of Technology where I carried out research on solid state nanopores.

My range of interests is quite wide and spans over various fields including protein engineering, synthetic biology, gene synthesis, antibiotic resistance, genetic engineering, quantitative biology, biophysics, and DNA nanotechnology.

I can be reached by email at: plesa[at]ucla.edu