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
Tel: (415) 476-9819

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 UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering, PSPG, and iPQB. His research interests are in high-throughput biology with microfluidics, protein engineering through directed evolution, and biophysics.