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Ania-Ariadna Baetica

Ania-Ariadna Baetica, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Engineerng

Office: CAT 279


Ania-Ariadna Baetica, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University. She received her BA degree from Princeton University in 2012 and her PhD from California Institute of Technology in 2018. Following her degrees, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Baetica's group leverages control theory along with systems biology, synthetic biology, and computational science to solve biotechnological and medical challenges. Her group designs robust and modular synthetic biological circuits by incorporating layered feedback mechanisms.


  • PhD, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, 2018
  • BA, Mathematics, Princeton University, 2012

Research Interests

Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Bioengineering, Control Theory


Select Publications:

  • Baetica AA, Leong YP, Murray RM. Guidelines for designing the antithetic feedback motif. Phys Biol. 2020 Aug 10;17(5):055002. PubMed PMID: 32217822.
  • Olsman N, Baetica AA, Xiao F, Leong YP, Murray RM, Doyle JC. Hard Limits and Performance Tradeoffs in a Class of Antithetic Integral Feedback Networks. Cell Syst. 2019 Jul 24;9(1):49-63.e16. PubMed PMID: 31279505.
  • Baetica A, Westbrook A, El-Samad H. Control theoretical concepts for synthetic and systems biology. Current Opinion in Systems Biology. 2019 April; 14:50-57. DOI:10.1016/j.coisb.2019.02.010.
  • Vo HD, Fox Z, Baetica A, Munsky B. Bayesian Estimation for Stochastic Gene Expression Using Multifidelity Models. J Phys Chem B. 2019 Mar 14;123(10):2217-2234. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6697484.
  • Meng XF, Baetica AA, Singhal V, Murray RM. Recursively constructing analytic expressions for equilibrium distributions of stochastic biochemical reaction networks. J R Soc Interface.2017 May;14(130) PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5454304.
  • Ren X, Baetica A, Swaminathan A, Murray R. Population regulation in microbial consortia using dual feedback control. 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC); ; Melbourne, Australia. IEEE; c2017. DOI:10.1109/CDC.2017.8264450.
  • Baetica A, Yuan Y, Goncalves J, Murray R. A stochastic framework for the design of transient and steady state behavior of biochemical reaction networks. 2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). 2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC); Osaka. IEEE; c2015. DOI:10.1109/CDC.2015.7402699.
  • Schwab DJ, Baetica A, Mehta P. Dynamical quorum-sensing in oscillators coupled through an external medium. Physica D. 2012 Nov 1;241(21):1782-1788. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3475529.