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 synthetic biology, genetic engineering, quantitative biology, biophysics, and DNA nanotechnology.

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