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Adam White
PhD Program
Previous Degrees: B.Sc. Physics, M.A.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

2010 Cohort

My current research involves designing microfluidic devices for single cell gene expression analysis. Single cell analysis is critical to understanding variable responses in immunity, measuring stochastic noise in gene expression, and assessing the disease and developmental state of heterogeneous populations. The latter is particularly important in stem cell science, developmental biology, and cancer, where a small sub-population of cells may be extremely significant. Microfluidic technology provides a number of advantages for single cell analysis, including precise fluid handling, economy of scale, increased sensitivity, automation, and parallelization.

Supervisor: Carl Hansen