a digital biology consulting firm working at the intersection of life science & computation

algorithms•simulation•software development•biomolecular engineering


With decades of experience working in academic and commercial environments ranging from universities and medical schools to small venture capital-funded startups and global pharmaceutical companies, we formed Amber Biology to meet the unique demands of life science and other research organizations seeking to bring the power of scientific computing to their own R&D programs.

Offering a simple and customer-centric fee-for-service model, Amber Biology’s scientists have successfully applied their specialist skills in algorithm design, simulation, software development, and biomolecular engineering, to a wide range of life science and other research areas including the engineering of therapeutic proteins and nucleic acids, disease diagnosis algorithms, population genetics, exobiology and exoplanet detection, and laboratory robot design.

Our clients include major research universities on both U.S. coasts, and commercial life science companies both in the U.S. and in Europe. We are also a contractor on the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission, which was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on 18 April 2018.

Amber Biology is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


drug & diagnostic development • biotherapeutics • genomics • bioinformatics • data analysis • immunology • computational & systems biology • structural biology • evolutionary biology•exobiology •protein engineering • modeling & simulation • machine learning • evolutionary computation • population genetics • cloud & high-performance computing • agent-based modeling • algorithm & software development • user experience design • agile software development • agile product management