About Me

I am currently a Bioengineer (Staff Scientist) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology (JIMB) and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University. I work on solving challenges of metrology in synthetic biology.

I completed my National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship at NIST/JIMB and Stanford University under the guidance of Dr. Matt Munson. My projects included measuring translation initiation from all 64 codons in E. coli, and designing a competiitve assay for measuring gene expression in E. coli.

I received my PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan under the guidance of Dr. Raoul Kopelman. My dissertation research was based on developing Bead Assembly Magnetorotation, a new signal transduction method that we created for use in measuring the concentration of biomolecules.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and did my undergrad at UCLA before moving to Michigan for grad school. Outside of the lab, I spend my time cycling, playing sports, the guitar, and travelling. Below are a few pictures from some of the places I've travelled.



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arihecht [at] stanford [dot] edu (link)
ariel.hecht [at] nist [dot] gov (link)
hecht [at] umich [dot] edu (link)
ariel.hecht [at] gmail [dot] com (link)
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