Joseph Schaeffer is a Principal Research Scientist in the Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter group at Autodesk. His research focuses on design, modeling and simulation problems within the fields of Molecular Programming and DNA Origami. He is also a Pier 9 Shoperone and Emergency Response Team member.
Prior to joining Autodesk, Joseph did his graduate and postdoctoral work in the DNA and Natural Algorithms Group at the California Institute of Technology under Dr. Erik Winfree. His research focused on modeling and simulating the kinetics of DNA folding. As part of that research, he wrote the Multistrand kinetics simulator, which performs a stochastic Markov chain simulation of DNA secondary structure kinetics. The simulator can be used to design and predict the folding of multiple DNA strands, as used in DNA computing devices and other similar systems.
Joseph received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from California Institute of Technology, and his B.S. in Engineering & Applied Science also from California Institute of Technology.
In his spare time, Joseph loves to play board games, read science fiction, and learn to drum. His favorite board game is Caverna, and his current favorite books are “My Real Children” by Jo Walton, and “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie.
Joseph Schaeffer, Michael Zyracki, Andrew Kimoto, Malte Tinnus, Yann Bertaud, Dion Amago, Florencio Mazzoldi, Merry Wang (2015)3D Visualization Of Cadnano And Protein Data Using A Cloud Streaming Framework For Web-Based Large Model Viewing
DNA21 2015 Posters and Short Talks:
21st International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming
San Francisco, CA 94111