Natalie received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. After focusing her undergraduate research on astrophysics studies of forming solar systems, she shifted her interest in quantitative science to the study of biological systems. In graduate school, she gained expertise in synthetic biology in microbial organisms, including yeast, bacteria, and cyanobacteria. She was awarded a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the US Department of Energy to study single cell growth and gene expression dynamics in model organisms. During her graduate work, she worked on developing one of the first microfluidic devices for single-cell imaging of gene expression in microbes, and she used this technology to study the dynamics of growth and division as well as the behavior of synthetic gene circuits in yeast and bacteria in both static and dynamic environments. Natalie has expertise in physics, synthetic biology, and the quantitative analysis of biological systems.
Email Natalie at natalie.cookson AT qbisci.com
Mike received a B.S in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UCSD in 2010. Mike has received several awards for his academic and research pursuits, including a prestigious predoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation for his graduate work.
Email Mike at michael.ferry AT qbisci.com
Jeff Hasty received his Ph.D. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997, where he worked with Kurt Wiesenfeld. He was a postdoc with Jorge Vinals at the Supercomputing Research Institute (’97-’98), and a postdoctoral fellow with Jim Collins in the Applied BioDynamics Lab at Boston University (’98-’01). He is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, where he also directs the BioCircuits Institute. He is considered a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology, with seminal research on the design and construction of synthetic gene-regulatory and signaling networks.
Email Jeff at jeff.hasty AT qbisci.com
Martin received a B.S. in Bioengineering from Rice University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UCSD in 2012. His graduate research focused on developing novel microfluidic culture devices for dynamic real-time stimulation of individual mammalian cells, as well as constructing synthetic gene circuits to investigate the dynamics of mammalian gene regulation. His current focus is logistics and product development.
Email Martin at martin.kolnik AT qbisci.com
Ivan received his B.S. in 2006 and Ph.D. in 2013 in Bioengineering from University of Caliofrnia San Diego. During his graduate research he focused on development of novel techniques and design for microfluidic technologies for single-cell and population studies of bacteria and yeast.
Email Ivan at ivan.razinkov AT qbisci.com
Christine received a B.S. in Biology from University of California Irvine in 1999 and went on to pursue a career in aquaculture. She has expertise in aquafarming, aquatic feed testing and development, and algae culture. She is working on the development of our algae biomass into an aquatic feed.