Eduardo Abeliuk, Ph.D.

Dr. Eduardo Abeliuk has 12+ years of experience working in various companies and High-Tech labs in the U.S.A. He has collaborated with Stanford faculty on courses about High-Tech, and founded a number of startups in Silicon Valley. Dr. Abeliuk founded, an online education company which is helping institutions to improve and expand their online instruction, and TeselaGen Biotech., a spin-off from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBL), which is developing a technological platform for Synthetic Biology.


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University (GPA: 4.1/4.0)
M.S. Bioengineering, Stanford University (GPA: 4.0/4.0)
Eng. Electrical Engineering, University of Chile (Highest Honors)
B.S. Physics, University of Chile (Highest Honors)
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Chile (Highest Honors)

Professional and Academic Experience

Dr. Abeliuk received his Ph.D. studying how bacterial cells divide using high-throughput genetic and molecular biology techniques. His work has been published in Journal of Molecular Systems Biology, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Journal of Molecular Micro, PLOS Genetics, PLOS One and patent US9150916. While still a student at Stanford he started, built and sold the social networking company KissMe LLC, co-founded TeselaGen Biotechology as a research spin-off from LBNL/Stanford, and founded Inc. KissMe was a popular social application, which hit a million users within the first few weeks and was acquired a year later. Prior joining Stanford, Eduardo was at SMaL Camera Technologies, an MIT startup acquired by Cypress Semiconductor. He has also interned at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA), Motorola SPS (Chandler, AZ) and served as a consultant to Telefonica and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Santiago, Chile). Eduardo has served as a Teaching Assistant at Stanford in the courses of "Topics in International Advanced Technology Research", "Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries" and "Fourier Transforms and Applications". At University of Chile, he was teaching assistant in "Mathematical Methods of Physics", "Embedded Systems", "Contemporary Physics", "Multivariate Calculus", and "Mechanics".


During 2004, Eduardo was honored with the "Roberto Ovalle Aguirre Award" given by the Chilean Institute of Engineers for best engineering thesis. During his undergraduate studies, Eduardo received several fellowships and grants from University of Chile, Conicyt-Chile, CORFO, and Fundacion Andes for academic excellence. He has also received paper awards from IEEE for work on embedded DSP applications and won the TIS Business Intelligence CUP 2003 for work on time-series forecasting. During his younger years (1996), he obtained first place in the National (Chilean) Physics Olympiad, second place in the National (Chilean) Mathematics Olympiad, and Valedictorian Award from Santiago College.


1. Abeliuk, E., M. Fero, B. Christen. Compositions and methods for identifying the essential genome of an organism. Patent US9150916. Granted: October 6, 2015.

Book chapters

2. Landt S.G., Abeliuk E. (2012) A strategy for identifying noncoding RNAs using whole- genome tiling arrays. Bacterial Regulatory RNA (Editor: Keiler K). Methods in molecular biology series (Clifton, N.J.)

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (>200 citations)

3. Zhou B, Schrader JM, Kalogeraki VS, Abeliuk E, Dinh CB, Pham JQ, Cui ZZ, Dill DL, McAdams HH, Shapiro L, (2015). The global regulatory architecture of transcription during the Caulobacter cell cycle., PLoS Genet.

4. Christen B*, Abeliuk E*, Fero MJ, Collier MJ, Kalogeraki V, Passarelli B, Coller JM, McAdams HH, Shapiro L. (2011) The essential genome of a bacterium. Journal of Molecular Systems Biology.

5. Goley E.D., Yeh Y.C., Hong S.H., Fero M.J., Abeliuk E., McAdams H.H., and Shapiro L. (2011) Assembly of the Caulobacter cell division machine. Journal of Molecular Microbiology

6. Britos L, Abeliuk E, Taverner T, Lipton M, McAdams H.H., Shapiro L. (2011) Regulatory Response to Carbon Starvation in Caulobacter crescentus. PLoS One.

7. Landt S.G., Abeliuk E., McGrath P.T., Lesley J.A., McAdams H.H., Shapiro L. (2008) Small non-coding RNAs in Caulobacter crescentus. Journal of Molecular Microbiology.

8. Srinivasan BS, Shah NH, Flannick JA, Abeliuk E, Novak AF, Batzoglou S. (2007) Current progress in network research: toward reference networks for key model organisms. Briefings in Bioinformatics.