Microscale Life Sciences Center - An NIH Center of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS)

Parviz, University of Washington

The Parviz group works on developing tools to study biology at the single cell level, ultra-low-cost genome sequencing technology, using biomolecules for self-assembling engineered structures, and hybrid biological/solid-state systems.

Director: Babak Amir Parviz, PhD

Babak received his graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. From 2000 to 2001 he was with Nanovation Technologies Inc. as a device designer and a product manager working on integrated photonics. He joined the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2001. At Harvard, he was involved in research on developing novel nanofabrication technologies, self-assembled systems, low-cost biosensing, and using organics for electronics and MEMS. He joined the UW Electrical Engineering Department as a faculty member in October 2003. He is currently the Associate Director of the Micro-scale Life Sciences Center at the University of Washington. Babak is a founding member of the American Academy of Nanomedicine; a senior member of the IEEE; and a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Sigma Xi.