Amy E. Herr
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Use of scale-dependent phenomena to innovate tools for quantifying biomolecules in complex biological fluids. Applications include clinical diagnostics + biomarker validation.
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)
2014 Fellow, American Institute of Biological & Medical Engineers (AIMBE)
2013-19 Standing Member, NIH Nanotechnology (NANO) Study Section
2013 Board Member, Chemical & Biological Microsystems Society
2012-17 Bakar Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
2012 Young Innovator Award, Analytical Chemistry & CBMS
2012 Ellen Weaver Award, Association for Women in Science (AWIS, NCC)
2012 Outstanding Instructor Award, Bioengineering Honor Society (BioEHS), UC Berkeley
2011-16 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2010-15 New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director
2010 Young Investigator in Analytical Chemistry, Eli Lilly & Company
2010-14 Sloan Research Fellow (chemistry), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2009-11 Young Faculty Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
2009-12 Hellman Family Faculty Award, University of California
2008-09 Presidential Chair Faculty Fellow, University of California
2008 UC Regents' Junior Faculty Fellow, University of California
2007 Outstanding Mentor Award, Sandia National Laboratories
2007 Lockheed Martin NOVA Award finalist for Individual Technical Excellence (sole Sandia Nominee)
2007 Individual Technical Excellence, Sandia National Labs (1/11 awarded)
2006 Team Technical Excellence, Sandia National Laboratories
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 Invited Workshops/Symposia
2014 1st Brazil-US Frontiers of Science and Engineering Symposium
2008 National Academies, Keck Futures Initiative
2008 UW & PATH Foundation, Point of Care Diagnostics for Global Health
2007 National Academy of Sciences, Frontiers in Science
2002-2004 Research Scientist, Biosystems Research, Sandia National Laboratories
2004-2007 Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Biosystems Research, Sandia National Laboratories
2007-now Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
2007-now Member, UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group 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, Physical Biosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2008-now Faculty Affiliate, Berkeley Stem Cell Center
Please see complete publication record at: herrlab.berkeley.edu
MK Araz, AA Apori, C Salisbury, & AE Herr. "Microfluidic barcode assay for antibody-based confirmatory diagnostics." Lab on a Chip, 2013, 13(19):3910-20
TA Duncombe & AE Herr. "Photopatterned free-standing polyacrylamide gels for microfluidic protein electrophoresis." Lab Chip, 2013, 13(11):2115-23.
AJ Hughes & AE Herr. "Microfluidic Western blotting." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2012, 109(52):21450-5.
K Karns, JM Vogan, Q Qin, S Hickey, MC Hammond & AE Herr. "Microfluidic Screening of Electrophoretic Mobility Shifts Elucidates Riboswitch Binding Function." Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), 2013, 135(8):3136-43
AJ Hughes, RKC Lin, DM Peel, & AE Herr "Microfluidic integration for automated targeted proteomic assays." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2012, 109(16):5972-7.
M He, J Novak, B Julian & AE Herr. "Membrane assisted on-line renaturation for automated microfluidic lectin blotting." Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), 2011, 133(49), 19610-3.
K Karns & AE Herr. "Human tear protein analysis enabled by an alkaline microfluidic homogeneous immunoassay." Analytical Chemistry, 2011, 83(21):8115-22.
SQ Tia, M He, D Kim & AE Herr. "Multi-analyte on-chip native Western blotting." Analytical Chemistry, 2011, 83(9):3581-8.
A Apori & AE Herr. "Homogeneous immunosubtraction integrated with sample preparation is enabled by a microfluidic format." Analytical Chemistry, 2011, 83(7):2691-8.
M He & AE Herr. "Automated microfluidic protein immunoblotting." Nature Protocols, 2010, 5, 1844-56.