Niles A. Pierce is an American mathematician, bioengineer, and professor at the California Institute of Technology. He is a leading researcher in the fields of DNA computing and DNA nanotechnology. His research is focused on kinetically controlled DNA and RNA self-assembly. Pierce is working on applications in bioimaging.
Pierce graduated from Princeton University in 1993 with a BSE in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, completing a DPhil in Applied Mathematics in 1997. He joined the faculty of the California Institute of Technology in 2000.