Intelligent design
of living systems

Intelligent design
of living systems

Asimov aims to radically advance humanity's ability to design living systems.
We strive to enable biotechnologies with global benefit by combining synthetic biology and computer science.


Synthetic Biology

Nature has evolved billions of useful molecular nanotechnology devices in the form of genes, across the tree of life. We catalog, refine, and remix these genetic components to engineer new biological systems.


Computational Modeling

Biology is complex, and genetic engineering unlocks an unbounded design space. Computational tools are critical to design and model complex biophysical systems and move synthetic biology beyond traditional brute force screening.


Cellular Measurement

Genome-scale, multi-omics measurement technologies provide deep views into the cell. These techniques permit pathway analysis at the scale of a whole cell, and inspection down at single-nucleotide resolution.


Machine Learning

We are developing machine learning algorithms that bridge large-scale datasets with mechanistic models of biology. Artificial intelligence can augment human capabilities to design and understand biological complexity.

Asimov Inside

We endeavor to build the genetic programs powering the world's most impactful biotechnologies. Our ambitious long-term goal is to enable design of entire genomes from the ground up. Come help us build this future.

Focus Areas

Synthetic biology has ushered in an era where medicines can be iteratively engineered rather than discovered. We focus on advancing the design and manufacture of genetically engineered therapeutics.

Meet Our Team

Ours is a culture of recombination, where diverse expertise and experiences intermix. Our team spans synthetic biology, machine learning, computational biology, and automation.

Michelle Chang

Synthetic Biologist

Amber Delhagen

Research Associate II

Douglas Densmore


Nick Emery

Automation Engineer

Alina Ferdman

Software Engineer

Brian Fults

Software Engineer

Jeremy Gam

Synthetic Biologist

Joe Isaacson

VP Software Engineering

Maya Kaul

Intern, Synthetic Biology

Alec Nielsen

Co-Founder & CEO

Raja Srinivas


Kat Tarasova

Head of Scientific Operations

Mukund Varma

Biological Data Scientist

Christopher Voigt


Sahil Zubair

Machine Learning Engineer

James Collins

Scientific Advisor


We are backed by exceptional investors at the intersection of biology, computation, and engineering.

Grow With Us

If you share our drive to design living systems, we’re interested in hearing from you.


Press Release

Asimov Selected by DARPA to Develop AI Design Engine for Synthetic Biology

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Asimov Appoints James J. Collins to Scientific Advisory Board

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MIT Startup Exchange Names Asimov to STEX25


Silicon Valley Sees a Future in Circuits Made of DNA


The Circuitry In Our Cells

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Genetic Circuits Startup Asimov Raises Seed Round Led by Andreessen Horowitz

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