Adam Abate
Principal Investigator
Recipient of NSF CAREER, NIH New Innovator, and Presidential Early Career Awards

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences 
Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
1700 4th Street, Byers Hall 303C
San Francisco, CA 94158

Adam Abate graduated from Harvard College in 2002 with an A. B. in Physics. He then received a masters in physics from UCLA in 2004, before moving to the University of Pennsylvania where, in 2006, he received his Ph.D. in Physics studying the physics of soft materials with Douglas Durian. He returned to Harvard for a postdoc in Physics and Engineering in the lab of David Weitz, working on a variety of projects in soft matter physics, chemical and microparticle synthesis, and biological applications of microfluidics. While a postdoc, he developed a droplet-based microfluidic sequencer that became the foundation for the sequencing company GnuBIO. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is in QB3 and part of the joint Berkeley-UCSF bioengineering graduate program, PSPG, and iPQB. His research interests are in high-throughput biology with microfluidics, protein engineering through directed evolution, and biophysics. 

David Sukovich
Research Associate
PhD from University of Minnesota

Russell Cole
PhD from UC Berkeley
Samuel Kim


Christian Siltanen
PhD from UC Davis
Iain Clark
PhD from University of California - Berkeley
Leqian Liu
PhD from University of Texas, Austin

Payam Shahi
PhD: Baylor College of Medicine
Research interest: High throughput single-cell protein expression
Mohsen Karbaschi
 Makiko Hatori
Chen (Celine) Sun
Ph.D. from Virginia Tech
  Daniel Weisgerber
Jesse Zhang
Graduate student
BS in Biomedical Engineering Northwestern University 2015,

 Jesse is interested in using engineering to build better tools for studying biology. Currently is developing a single cell printer using microfluidic technology for tissue engineering applications.

Ben Demaree
Graduate student
B.S. Bioengineering, Santa Clara University (2014)

I am interested in developing new microfluidic strategies for single-cell genomic barcoding. My research emphasizes the use of ultra-high throughput microdroplet technology to collect large amounts of information from metagenomic samples at a single-cell resolution

John Haliburton
Graduate student

Tuan Tran
Graduate student
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research interests: Protein engineering, directed evolution of enzymes
Shaun Lim
Graduate student


Zachary Sun
Rohan Peer
Angus Sidore
Noorsher Ahmed
Marco Mravic
Hawi Gameda

Lab Alumni
Wafa Hassouneh
Dennis Eastburn - Mission Bio
Adam Sciambi - Mission Bio
Sean Cater - BioRAD
Brian O'Donovan - UCSF iPQB Graduate Student
Allen Saunders
Niek de Lange - B.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences
Philip Romero - Professor at UCLA
Kristen Taylor - San Francisco VA Medical Center
Chaitanya Kantak
Freeman Lan
Shea Lance

Contact the lab:
University of California, San Francisco
1700 4th Street, Byers Hall 303
San Francisco, CA 94158