Join us on December 7th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, at University of California, Berkeley.
This event is FREE to all participants. We look forward to seeing you there!
This event is generously sponsored by:
Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Prof. Aaron Streets
Aaron Streets completed his Bachelor’s at UCLA in Physics and his PhD at Stanford in Applied Physics with Dr. Stephen Quake. He then went to Beijing, China as a Whitaker International Postdoctoral Fellow and worked with Dr. Yanyi Huang in the Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC) at Peking University. Streets joined the faculty of UC Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering in 2016 and is currently a core member of the Biophysics Program and the Center for Computational Biology. He is also a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator. The Streets Lab is interested in building tools to study biology at the single-cell level. Research focuses on the development of three core technologies to facilitate quantitative measurements of single cells: microfluidics, non-linear optical microscopy, and genomics. Streets’s goal is to incorporate advancements in these three areas in order to probe many facets of cellular phenotype and reveal correlation between protein-DNA interaction, gene expression, protein expression, chemical composition, and morphology. Technology developed in the Streets lab aims to facilitate the construction of a comprehensive Human Cell Atlas.
Dr. Troy Lionberger
Troy Lionberger is currently the Senior Manager of Technology Development at Berkeley Lights, a startup in Emeryville that has created a unique microscopy platform that couples optical cell positioning with microfluidics to drive high-throughput screening of clonal cell populations. Dr. Lionberger’s team at Berkeley Lights has invented many novel assays that exploit the unique nature of mass transport at the microfluidic scale; these assays are currently being deployed on applications ranging from therapeutics and synthetic biology to food technology. Prior to entering industry, Dr. Lionberger was a biophysics postdoc through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at U.C. Berkeley in the lab of Prof. Carlos Bustamante, where he developed high-precision microscopy techniques to study the nanoscale translocation of individual molecular motor proteins. His graduate training includes a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lionberger’s entry into microfluidics research began as an undergraduate researcher under Dorian Liepmann at U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.S. in Bioengineering and a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology.