On Friday, April 22nd @ 11:00AM ET, we welcome Prof. Aaron Streets from UC Berkeley as he presents, "New tools for multi-modal precision measurement of single cells."
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
New tools for multi-modal precision measurement of single cells
The study of biology at the single-cell level has relied on the development of precision measurement tools. Our research is focused on developing new technology for multimodal, precision measurement of single cells to move beyond cataloging cell types and push towards gaining a mechanistic understanding of the relationship between the molecules that define and maintain cell state. We are interested in both hardware and software tools for measuring epigenetic regulation, gene expression, protein composition, and morphological phenotype at the single-cell level. This talk will focus on recent work applying multimodal measurement of gene expression and surface protein abundance to study T cell development in the thymus. Additionally, I will present a new method for measuring protein-DNA interactions and DNA methylation with long-read sequencing.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Aaron Streets, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
Aaron received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in Art at UCLA. He completed his PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford with Dr. Stephen Quake. Aaron then went to Beijing, China as a Whitaker International Postdoctoral Fellow and a Ford postdoctoral fellow and worked with Dr. Yanyi Huang in the Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC) at Peking University. Aaron 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 and he is a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator. Aaron has received the NSF Early Career award and was named a Pew Biomedical Scholar.
ABOUT THE 2021-2022 BME SEMINAR SERIES
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University is proud to host an annual weekly seminar series on the latest developments and research in Biomedical Engineering. The weekly series takes place on Friday mornings at 11:00AM Eastern and includes a variety of renowned academics from top universities to talk about their specific research and experience. This is a hybrid event.