Amy E. Herr

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Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering
Faculty Scientist, Biological Systems & Engineering Division, LBNL

308B Stanley Hall
Mailcode 1762
510-666-3396
ude.yelekrebnull@hea

For more information, see: http://herrlab.berkeley.edu/

Research Interests

Use of scale-dependent phenomena to design tools for quantifying biomolecules in complex biological fluids down to single cell and sub-cellular resolution. Applications include clinical diagnostics, protein signaling + biomarker validation.

Education

  • 2002 Ph.D., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1999 M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1997 B.S., California Institute of Technology, Engineering & Applied Science (Honors)

Major Awards

  • 2016 Mid-career Achievement Award, American Electrophoresis Society (AES)
  • 2015 Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellow (inaugural), HPLC International Series of Symposia
  • 2015 American Institute of Biological & Medical Engineers (AIMBE), Fellow (Elected)
  • 2012-17 UC Berkeley Bakar Fellow
  • 2012 Thiele Lectureship, Department of Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • 2012 Analytical Chemistry & CBMS Young Innovator Award
  • 2012 Ellen Weaver Award, Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
  • 2012 UC Berkeley Bioengineering Honor Society (BioEHS) Outstanding Instructor Award
  • 2011-16 NSFCAREER Award
  • 2010-15 NIH New Innovator Award
  • 2010 Eli Lilly & Company Young Investigator in Analytical Chemistry
  • 2010-14 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow (Chemistry)
  • 2009-11 DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2009-12 UC Hellman Family Faculty Award
  • 2008-09 UC Presidential Chair Faculty Fellow
  • 2008 UC Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellow
  • 2007 Sandia National Labs Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2007 Lockheed Martin NOVA Award finalist for Individual Technical Excellence (sole Sandia Nominee)
  • 2007 Sandia National Labs Individual Technical Excellence (1/11 awarded)
  • 2006 Sandia National Labs Team Technical Excellence
  • 1997-00 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 1997 Bibi Jentoft-Nilsen Memorial Leadership Award, Caltech
  • 1997 Institute for the Adv. of Engineering, College of Fellows: Outstanding Engineering Student, Caltech

Professional Experience

Academic appointments:

  • 2015-now Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2014-2015 Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished (Associate) Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2012-2015 Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2007-2012 Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2004-2007 Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Biosystems Research, Sandia National Labs
  • 2002-2004 Research Scientist, Biosystems Research, Sandia National Laboratories
    1998-2001 NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Other positions:

  • 2015-2018 Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professorship, Cornell University
  • 2015-16 Co-director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Single Cell Analysis Course
  • 2016 Biodesign Faculty Fellow, Stanford University (Affiliate, Sabbatical)
  • 2015-2018 Advisory Board Member, QB3 Rosenman Institute, UCSF
  • 2015-2018 Editorial Advisory Board Member, ACS Sensors
  • 2014-2017 Editorial Advisory Board Member, Analytical Chemistry
  • 2014 Co-Chair, UC Berkeley – UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
  • 2013-16 Co-founder & Scientific Advisory Board, Zephyrus Biosciences (acquired by Bio-techne)
  • 2013-19 Standing Member, NIH Nanotechnology (NANO) Study Section
  • 2013-17 Board Member, Chemical & Biological Microsystems (CBMS) Society
  • 2007-now Member, UC Berkeley – UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
  • 2007-now Faculty Affiliate, California Institute of Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)
  • 2008-now Member, Applied Sciences & Technology Group, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2008-now Faculty Scientist, Biological Systems & Engineering Dvision (formerly Physical Biosciences), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2008-now Faculty Affiliate, Berkeley Stem Cell Center