Adam Riesselman

  • Program Years: 2014-2018
  • Academic Institution: Harvard University
  • Field of Study: Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics
  • Academic Advisor: Debora Marks
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2016)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Biochemistry (Cell and Molecular Biology), Drake University, 2014

Current Status

  • Research Area: Computational Biology


Ingraham, J.B., Riesselman, A.J, Sander, C. and Marks, D.S., 2018. Learning Protein Structure with a Differentiable Simulator.

Riesselman*, A.J., Ingraham*, J.B. and Marks, D.S., 2017. Deep generative models of genetic variation capture mutation effects. arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.06527.

Lau, Y.H., Stirling, F., Kuo, J., Karrenbelt, M.A., Chan, Y.A., Riesselman, A., Horton, C.A., Schafer, E., Lips, D., Weinstock, M.T. and Gibson, D.G., 2017. Large-scale recoding of a bacterial genome by iterative recombineering of synthetic DNA. Nucleic Acids Research.

Weinreb C, Riesselman AJ, Ingraham JB, Gross T, Sander C, Marks DS. 3D RNA and Functional Interactions from Evolutionary Couplings. Cell. 2016 May 5;165(4):963-75.

Roy Choudhury S, Riesselman AJ, Pandey S. Constitutive or seedspecific overexpression of Arabidopsis G protein subunit 3 (AGG3) results in increased seed and oil production and improved stress tolerance in Camelina sativa. Plant biotechnology journal. 2014 Jan 1;12(1):49-59.


Oreon E. Scott Senior of the Year - Class Valedictorian, Drake University, (2014)

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, (2013)

DuPont-Pioneer Intern Grant Award Winner - $1000, (2013, 2014)

Dr. William Homer & Florence Coppock Chemistry Research Award, Drake University, (2013)

Drake University Greek Life Outstanding Community Service Award, (2013)

Biochemistry: Cell and Molecular Biology Sophomore Student of the Year, (2012)

ACS Organic Chemistry Student of the Year, Drake University, (2012)

John Crystal Award, The World Food Prize, (2011)
-For exceptional completion of the Borlaug-Ruan Internship and aptitude in scientific writing.

First Year Achievement in Chemistry, Drake University, (2011)

George A. Carpenter Scholarship Recipient, Full Tuition Scholarship, Drake University, (2010-2014)