User:Rolando Cruz Perez

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Current Research

I build tools that enable synthetic mycology. See synthetic_mycology for miscellaneous protocols and information.

I've also worked on various educational media, such as this video for the Myco-Metrology Kit and an Adventures comic book on mycology and metrology. If of interest, check out my PhD dissertation, Bioengineering Basics, Biometrology, and Biocivics with Ganoderma lucidum.

My interests besides those listed below include edge-biomanufacturing (see Mycotronics) and building lineage-agnostic synthetic cells (see Build-A-Cell).

Contact Info

Rolando Cruz Perez


  • 2020, PhD, Stanford University
  • 2017, MS, Stanford University
  • 2015, BS, University of Calinfornia, Santa Cruz

Research interests

  • Interests 1: Synthetic mycology, lineage-agnostic cells, biometrology, and bioelectronics.
  • Interests 2: Hybrid quantum-classical high-performance computing; quantum mechanics phenomena in biology.
  • Interests 3: Commercialization of biotechnologies; social and environmental impacts of biotechnology.


  • "Enabling community-based metrology for wood-degrading fungi." Perez, R.; Luccioni, M.; Kamakaka, R. et al. Fungal Biol Biotechnol 7, 2 (2020).
  • "Growing a circular economy with fungal biotechnology: a white paper." Meyer, V., Basenko, E.Y., Benz, J.P. et al. Fungal Biol Biotechnol 7, 5 (2020).
  • "Profile-QSAR 2.0: Kinase Virtual Screening Accuracy Comparable to 4-Concentration IC50s for Realistically Novel Compounds." Martin, Eric; Polyakov, Valery; Tian, Li; Perez, Rolando. J. Chem. Inf. Model., DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00166
  • "Metal-organic hybrid resonant terahertz absorbers with SU-8 photoresist dielectric layer." Dragoslav Grbovic; Fabio Alves; Brian T. Kearney; Benjamin Waxer; Rolando Perez; George Omictin; J. Micro/Nanolith.. 2013. doi:10.1117/1.JMM.12.4.041204

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