Amy Herr, Associate editor
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Amy Herr is the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, a Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub Investigator, and CTO of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network.
A major focus of the Herr lab is engineering innovation for the analysis of complex biological systems — as is required to address questions important to both fundamental biological systems and applied clinical research. They employ a combination of approaches drawn from chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering with strong foundations in biology, materials science, and analytical chemistry. In essence, they strive to advance the “mathematization” of biology & medicine. Their research projects span understanding fundamental transport to materials design to applications in life sciences tools and diagnostics.
Professor Herr’s research has been recognized by prominent international and national organizations, including 2018 Sciex Microscale Separations Innovation Medal, 2017 Georgina Sweet Lectureship from the Australian Research Council, 2016 Mid-career Achievement Award from the American Electrophoresis Society, 2015 Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellow from HPLC, 2012 Young Innovator Award from Analytical Chemistry/CBMS, 2011 NSF CAREER award, 2010 NIH New Innovator Award, 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry, 2010 New Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry from Eli Lilly & Co., and a 2009 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award. Her commitment to creating a strong professional community is reflected in her recognition as 2019 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring, Visiting Scientist & Postdoc. Assoc. at UC Berkeley, 2017 Berkeley Visionary Award from the City of Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and 2007 Outstanding Mentor Award from Sandia National Labs.
Find out more on the Herr Lab website – Bioinstrumentation for Quantitative Biology & Medicine