received the B.S. degree with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2004 and 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
He has held research positions in Georgia Tech Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and Stanford Genome Technology Center. His main research areas are biosensors, biolectronics, and microfluidics with an emphasis on detection of pathogenic bacteria, genetic biomarkers, and protein biomarkers.
Amirali H. Talasaz
received the B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
He currently serves as a Research Associate at the Stanford Genome Tecnhology Center, Stanford University.
received the B.S. degree in biochemistry from London University, London, U.K., in 1970, the M.S. degree in molecular enzymology and the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Warwick University, Warwick, U.K., in 1972 and 1974, respectively.
He served as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Vanderbilt University from 1974 to 1975. He has held various academic and industrial positions since then. He is currently a Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran and also a Visiting Professor/Research Associate at the Stanford Genome Technology Center, Stanford University.
David E. Huber
received the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2006 after completing his dissertation, which was an investigation of transport and dispersion phenomena in an electrokinetic concentration technique called microfluidic temperature gradient focusing (TGF).
He is an Engineering Research Associate at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. Prior to joining the center, he was a Postdoctoral Appointee at Sandia National Laboratories, where he worked on the development of a nanochannel-based DNA hybridization assay, nanochannel fabrication, and numerical modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer within microfluidic devices. He was a member of the Stanford University Microfluidics Laboratory. Previously, he held a series of engineering and management positions at Echelon Corporation, Genemachines, and Affymax Research Institute.
received the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K., in 1960, 1962, and 1964, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis was on High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy.
After graduating, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, for three years, where he continued his microscopy research. In 1967, he joined the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories, where he first worked on digital television and later led a group that developed the processes for electron beam lithographic mask manufacture, and demonstrated a pioneering LSI circuit built with electron beam lithography. Since 1978, he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His group’s areas of research include micro and nanofabrication and their application to electronic and magnetic devices and structures. This work has included the original demonstration of lithography with the scanning tunneling microscope, exploring the limits of resolution of deep ultraviolet lithography, the invention of the microchannel heat sink and nonconventional electron beam technology for semiconductor manufacturing. He was appointed the William E. Ayer Professor of Electrical Engineering in March 2001. He has published over 200 articles and authored several book chapters.
Dr. Pease has served the IEEE in a variety of capacities. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. With his student, D. Tuckerman, he received the first IEEE Paul Rappaport Award. He was also the recipient of the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award in 2001, for advancing high-resolution patterning technologies, high-performance thermal management, and scanning electron microscopy for microelectronics. Other honors include the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Microfabrication, which he shared with a student, T. Newman, for writing a page of text in a 6 micron square with 25 nm linewidths, and a Title A Fellowship from Trinity College, Cambridge.
received the Ph.D. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
He is a molecular biologist, specializing in DNA sequencing methodology. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Illumina. Prior to this position, he was a Principal Investigator and Senior Research Associate at the Stanford Genome Technology Center, Stanford University, focusing on developing analytical techniques for molecular diagnostics. He is an inventor of Pyrosequencing Technology and co-founded Pyrosequencing AB in 1997 (renamed to Biotage in 2003), and co-invented Molecular Inversion Probe assay and co-founded ParAllele BioScience to develop this multiplexed technology for genetic testing. ParAllele was acquired by Affymetrix in May 2005. In 2005, he co-founded NextBio, a search engine for life science data. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Microchip Biotechnologies and Aurora Biofuels.
Ronald W. Davis
received the B.S. degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and botany from East Illinois University, Charleston, in 1964, and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1970.
He is considered to be a world leader in biotechnology, and the development and application of recombinant DNA and genomic methodology to biological systems. His laboratory has developed many of the techniques currently used in academic and industrial biotechnology laboratories. His laboratory was also instrumental in the development of lambda vectors, which were commonly used for the primary cloning of DNA molecules in E. coli. In 1983 he became a member of The National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Davis is also considered to be a world expert in the electron microscopy of nucleic acids and has developed many of the mapping methods for which he received the Eli Lilly Award in Microbiology in l976. His laboratory also developed many of the yeast vectors and helped to develop yeast as a host for recombinant DNA for which he received the United States Steel Award in l98l, presented by the National Academy of Sciences. He was a coauthor on a publication that first described a new approach for conducting human genetics and for the construction of a human genetic linkage map for which he received the Rosentiel Award for Work in Basic Medical Research. His laboratory is now conducting genomic analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for which he received the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Yeast Genetics Society. His laboratory is developing many new technologies for the genetic, genomic, and molecular analysis of model organisms and human with a focus on clinical medicine for which he received the 2004 Sober Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB/IUBMB).