Rémi Veneziano joined the Department of Bioengineering in the fall of 2018. Veneziano is currently focusing his research on designing and synthesizing new composite nanomaterials, combining structured 3D DNA nanoparticles with proteins, and lipids. His lab is using these constructs to investigate fundamental questions about the role of biomacromolecules nanoscale organization in cell membrane interaction events.
Veneziano was previously postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Mark Bathe where he made important contributions in the field of DNA nanotechnology. He notably participated in the development of a new class of 3D DNA nanostructures for biomedical applications and developed a method for large-scale production of long single stranded DNA scaffold. He obtained his PhD in 2013 from Montpellier University, France, for his research on the translocation of proteins across model lipid bilayers.