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Professor Daniel Fletcher

University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Dan Fletcher is the Chatterjee Professor of Bioengineering & Biophysics at UC Berkeley. He and his laboratory study membrane and cytoskeletal organization and develop optical and force microscopy technologies, with applications to immunology, virology, and cancer biology. They also build mobile phone-based microscopes that are being used to detect infectious diseases in developing countries. Dr. Fletcher received a B.S. from Princeton University, a D.Phil. from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. His bioengineering and biophysics research has been recognized with an NSF CAREER Award, a Tech Award from the San Jose Tech Museum, and a “Best of What’s New” citation by Popular Science magazine. He is a Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and also served as a White House Fellow in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the beginning of the Obama administration.