About Benchling
Benchling makes life science research faster and more collaborative.
Saji Wickramasekara

Saji Wickramasekara

Founder and CEO. Studied Computer Science at MIT and did research in personalized cancer therapeutics. Can often be found at Samovar on weekends.
Ashu Singhal

Ashu Singhal

Founder. Previously worked on Twitter Ads and founded hotspots.io. Studied Computer Science and Math at MIT and did research in optogenetics and functional genomics. Loves distance running and IPAs.
Joshua Ma

Joshua Ma

Engineer. Previously worked at Google and Palantir. Studied Computer Science at MIT, part of HackMIT founding team. Interested in scaling systems and scaling products. Loves coffee and snowboarding.
Saif Hakim

Saif Hakim

Engineer. Studied Computer Science at MIT. Loves yoga, hiking, and tea almost as much as he loves tackling hard problems.
Vineet Gopal

Vineet Gopal

Engineer. Studied Physics and Computer Science at MIT, with a Master's in Machine Learning. Loves making music, playing sports, and performance engineering.
Somak Das

Somak Das

Engineer. Previously worked at Google and Intel. Studied Computer Science at MIT and did research in computer networks and mobile systems. Completed Master's thesis on Web performance. Enjoys teaching/learning, puns, and karaoke.
Sherwin Yu

Sherwin Yu

Engineer. Computer Science and Biochemistry at Yale. SURGE Accelerator & Chinaccelerator alum. Summers at Google and Rapleaf. Likes photo & film, reading & learning, climbing & boarding. Engineer trapped in a liberal arts world, or the other way around?
Nishant Neel

Nishant Neel

Head of Customer Success. Studied bioengineering at Penn. Past research in microfluidics, nanomaterials, and molecular targeting. Co-founded med device startup Drop Diagnostics. Loves podcasts and surfing, sometimes at the same time.
Jasmine Fallstich

Jasmine Fallstich

Head of People. MBA from Presidio Graduate School, previously worked at Pocket Gems. Loves pushing the boundaries, throwing great parties and crafting.
Reed Molbak

Reed Molbak

Product Manager. Worked on security for distributed systems at Microsoft, after studying Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Loves black T-shirts and blacker coffee.
Neena Parikh

Neena Parikh

Engineer. Previously worked at Google. Studied Computer Science at MIT, with a Master's in Artificial Intelligence. Enjoys making music, watching football, and playing early morning tennis.
David Li

David Li

Head of Commercial Operations. Previously worked in private equity at KKR and in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs. Studied Biology and Finance at Penn. Enjoys late night runs, discussing string theory, and playing pickup basketball.
Sam Alberg

Sam Alberg

Application Scientist. Studied Neuroscience at Pomona College. Loves advanced sports analytics, hacky sack, and fantasy literature.
Rob Sami

Rob Sami

Engineer. Previously worked at Google. Studied Computer Science at Princeton. Enjoys discovering new music, cooking, and rambling about philosophy.
Sarah Lin

Sarah Lin

Designer. Previously at Yammer. BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Passions include reading, running, and hot yoga. Loves music she can headbang to and spicy chicken wings — though not necessarily at the same time.
Hannah Shen

Hannah Shen

Scientist. Studied biochemistry at National Taiwan University, and received PhD at Harvard in biology. Loves volleyball, pottery, photography, computer games, podcasts, hiking, piano, DIY and bubble tea.
Amy Guan

Amy Guan

Marketing. Previously worked at Jefferies. Studied molecular biology at Harvard and did research on drug delivery and DNA self-assembly. Enjoys running marathons and baking bread.
Alan Pierce

Alan Pierce

Engineer. Previously worked at Khan Academy and Palantir. Studied Computer Science and Math at Carnegie Mellon. Loves coffee, meditating, and extreme walking.
Ala Stolpnik

Ala Stolpnik

Engineer. Previously worked at Google. Studied Computer Science at Technion and Tel Aviv University with a Master's in Data Visualization. Loves adventures, spending time outdoors, and art.
Damon Doucet

Damon Doucet

Engineer. Studied Computer Science at MIT. Previously at Khan Academy and Dropbox. Loves steak, red wine, and frisbee.
Mike Zhu

Mike Zhu

Engineer. Studied Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science at Duke, conducting research in computational hemodynamics. Previously worked on CRISPR off-target binding at Caribou Biosciences. Loves home cooking and goofy dancing.
Jess Killy

Jess Killy

Office Manager. Spent the last 10 years sailing the culinary seas at Trader Joe's. Does her best to live life abiding to the Golden Rule. Has an avid passion for PitBull advocacy, loud motorcycles, and matching tattoos. Loves to mess around in the kitchen, host, and play ultimate frisbee and disc golf!
Eric Yu

Eric Yu

Engineer. Previously worked at Bolt Threads. Studied bioengineering at Berkeley and did research in synthetic biology. Loves reading everything except books.
Roger Pellegrini

Roger Pellegrini

Marketing. Studied English and Creative Writing at Yale and did research on tumor immunotherapy at MSKCC. Likes poetry, recursive neural networks, and hits from the '80s.
Rachel Wang

Rachel Wang

Engineer. Studied Computer Science at MIT. Previously at Salesforce and Google. Loves running, teaching, and baking professional-looking desserts.
Meekal Bajaj

Meekal Bajaj

Product Manager. Previously Product at Twitter. Was Designer at Twitter and Yahoo. Studied HCI at Georgia Tech and EE at NSIT, University of Delhi. Loves baking bread, riding motorcycles, and photography. Fiercely curious about everything.
Forest Tong

Forest Tong

Engineer. Studied Computer Science and Mathematics at MIT. Loves cooking, reading, meditating, tea, math puzzles, and all kinds of art.
Dominick Zheng

Dominick Zheng

Application Scientist. Studied developmental biology at Harvard. Wrote thesis on diabetes and stem cells at the Melton lab. Enjoys making art in sketchbooks and on walls, and thrives off of well-done hip hop and rare steak.
Henry Holbrook

Henry Holbrook

Sales Development Representative. Studied Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt. Previously worked at Epic and Theranos. Loves music, cooking and backpacking.
Lauren Shields

Lauren Shields

Scientist. Studied biology at MIT and received a PhD in biomedical sciences from UCSF. Loves food (both making it and eating it), yoga, and tinkering with her fantasy football lineups.
Geoff Wang

Geoff Wang

Application Scientist. Previously worked at Medivation (acquired by Pfizer) and Accenture Life Sciences. Studied Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Past research in neural stem cell engineering and biomaterials. Enjoys bubble tea, basketball, striped shirts, puppies, and traveling. Professional Instagram husband.