Stephen Quake, D.Phil.

Professor of Bioengineering

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

quake (at) stanford.edu

(650) 736-7890

D. Phil., Physics, University of Oxford, 1994

MS, Mathematics, Stanford University, 1991

BS, Mathematics, Stanford University, 1991

Recent Honors and Awards:

  • 2014 Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 Elected Member, National Academy of Inventors
  • 2013 Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2013 Nakasone Human Frontier Science Program Award
  • 2012 Elected Member, Institute of Medicine
  • 2012 Lemelson-MIT Prize for outstanding mid-career inventors

Whitney Combes

Administrative Associate

wcombes (at) stanford.edu

(650) 721-2195

Kiran Kocherlakota, PhD

Lab manager

kiransk (at) stanford.edu

(650) 724-8890

PhD, Cell and Developmental Biology,

Pennsylvania State University

PhD Students

Nate Cira

Graduate Student, Bioengineering

ncira (at) stanford.edu

(650) 724-8890

BS Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology,
Molecular Biology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Derek Croote

Graduate Student, Bioengineering

dcroote (at) stanford.edu

BS, Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

Charles de Bourcy

Graduate Student, Applied Physics

debourcy (at) stanford.edu

MPhys, Physics, Oxford University

Felix Horns

Graduate Student, Biophysics

rfhorns (at) stanford.edu

BA, Amherst College

Mark Kowarsky

Graduate Student

markak (at) stanford.edu

BSc, University of Melbourne, Mathematical Physics

MSc, University of Melbourne, Physics

Wenying Pan

Graduate Student

wenyingp (at) stanford.edu

BS, Chemistry, Tsinghua University, 2009

Geoff Stanley

Graduate Student

gmstanle (at) stanford.edu

BS, Physics, University of California, San Diego

Wanxin Wang

Graduate Student

wanxinw (at) stanford.edu

BA, Biochemistry and Mathematics, Mount Holyoke College

Brian Yu

Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering

brianyu (at) stanford.ed

BS, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Stephanie Tzouanas Schmidt

Graduate Student

stephanie.schmidt (at) stanford.edu

BS, Bioengineering, Rice University

Postdoctoral Scholars

John Beausang, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

beausang (at) stanford.edu

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Spyros Darmanis, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

spyros (at) stanford.edu

PhD, Uppsala University

Martin Enge, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

maenge (at) stanford.edu

PhD, Karolinska Institute

Chunxiao Song, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

cxsong (at) stanford.edu

PhD, University of Chicago

Fabio Zanini, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

fabio.zanini (at) stanford.edu

PhD, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Joan Camunas, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

jcamunas (at) stanford.edu

PhD, University of Barcelona

Thuy Ngo, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

thuyngo (at) stanford.edu

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Marco Mignardi, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

mmignard (at) stanford.edu

PhD, Stockholm University

Rachel Yuan Nong, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

rachel.nong (at) gmail.com

PhD, Uppsala University

Ryan Kellogg, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

rkellogg (at) stanford.edu

PhD, ETH Zurich

Research Staff

Gary Mantalas

Research Assistant

mantalas (at) stanford.edu

(650) 724-7383

Norma Neff, PhD

Research Technical Manager

nfneff (at) stanford.edu

(650) 724-7383

Jennifer Okamoto

Research Assistant

jenokamoto (at) gmail.com

(650) 724-7383

Yasemin Sucu

Research Assistant

ysucu (at) stanford.edu

(650) 724-7383

Alumni
Name Position After Graduation Current Position Dates Degree
Hou-Pu Chu Senior Scientist, Fluidigm Senior Staff Scientist as Pacific Biosciences 1997-2001 PhD
Anne Fu Staff Scientist, Quest Diagnostics USC Law School 1997-2002 PhD
Charles Spence Consultant same 1997-2002 PhD
Todd Thorsen Assistant Prof Mech. Eng., MIT same 1997-2003 PhD
Guillaume Lessard Postdoc, U. Rochester Sr. R&D Engineer at Covidien 1997-2003 PhD
Carl Hansen Postdoc, Inst. for Systems Biology Assistant Prof, UBC 2000-2004 PhD
Emil Kartalov Postdoc, USC Assistant Prof, USC 1999-2004 PhD
Mark Adams Dir., Nano-Bioeng., ENSCO Inc. same 1999-2004 PhD
Chris Lacenere Kaye Scholer LLP same 2003-2005 PhD
Mike van Dam Postdoc, Caltech Assistant Prof, UCLA 1999-2005 PhD
Joshua Marcus Scientific Advisor, Darby Law Registered Patent Agent, Cooley 2002-2006 PhD
Jian Liu Postdoc, Emory University same 2000-2006 PhD
Xiaoyan Robert Bao Postdoc, Harvard University same 200?-2007 PhD
Frederick Balagadde Postdoc, Lawrence Livermore Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine 2001-2007 PhD
Sebastian Maerkl Assistant Prof, EPFL same 2001-2007 PhD
Ziyang Ma Postdoc, Stanford University same 2001-2007 PhD
Luigi Warren Postdoc, Harvard University Post doc MIT 2003-2007 PhD
Megan Anderson Staff Scientist, Fluidigm Associate Solutions Architech at In-Q-Tel 2003-2008 PhD
Jerrod Schwartz Postdoc, University of Washington same 2003-2009 PhD
Christina Fan Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley 2006-2011 PhD
Matthias Meier Postdoc 2009-2011 PhD
Ning Jenny Jiang Postdoc Assistant Professor at UT at Austin 2007-2011 PhD
Thomas Snyder Postdoc Chief Scientist, Organ Transplant Diagnostics at ImmuMetrix LLC 2007-2011 PhD
Jiankui He Postdoc Associate Professor at South University of Science and Technology of China 2010-2012 PhD
Michael Kertesz Postdoc 2011-2012 PhD
Paul Blainey Postdoc Asst. Prof. Biol. Eng., MIT & Core Member, Broad Inst. 2007-2012 PhD
Aaron Streets Postdoc, Peking University Postdoc 2006-2012 PhD
Josh Weinstein Postdoc, Broad Institute Postdoc 2006-2012 PhD
Wei Gu Residency, UCSF same 2007-2012 PhD
Chris Emig CEO, Augmenta Bioworks same 2009-2015 PhD
Winston Koh Research Scientist, Molecular Stethoscope same 2009-2016 PhD
Lance Martin Data Scientist, Uber same 2011-2015 PhD
Dmitry Pushkarev CTO, Moleculo, Inc. (Illumina) CEO, ClusterK, Inc 2012-2016 PhD
Name Position After Graduation Current Position Dates Degree
Benedict Hebert Grad Student, McGill, Physics same 2000-2002 MS
Brandon Birdwell Yale Law School same 2002-2004 MS
Saurabh Vyawahare Grad Student, Caltech same 2002-2004 MS
Richard White III Grad Student PhD candidate,University of British Columbia 2007-2009 MS
Steve Bates Grad Student, Stanford 2006-2011 MS
Dmitry Pushkarev Grad Student, Stanford 2008-2012 MS
Name Position After Graduation Current Position Dates Degree
Marc Unger Senior Scientist, Fluidigm CSO Fluidigm 1999-2000 Postdoc
Jens-Christian Meiners Assistant Prof Physics, U. Mich. Associate Prof. Physics, U. Mich 1997-2000 Postdoc
Jason Yang Staff Scientist, Oplink Comm. Vis-a-Vis 1998-2000 Postdoc
Alex Groisman Assistant Prof Physics, UCSD Associate Prof Physics, U.C.S.D. 2000-2002 Postdoc
Markus Enzelberger Assistant Prof Biochem, U. Stuttgart Dir., Res.&Tech., Morphosys AG 2001-2002 Postdoc
Jordan Gerton Assistant Prof Physics, U. Utah Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics U. of U 2001-2004 Postdoc
James Brody Assistant Prof Biom. Eng., UC Irvine same 1998-2000 Postdoc
Ido Braslavsky Assistant Prof Physics, Ohio U. Professor Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2000-2003 Postdoc
Jong Wook Hong Assistant Prof Mech. Eng., Auburn Associate Prof Mech. Eng., Auburn 2002-2004 Postdoc
Todd Squires Assistant Prof ChemEng UCSB Assoc. Prof Chem. Eng UCSB 2002-2005 Postdoc
Michael Diehl Assistant Prof Bioeng., Rice Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Rice 2002-2005 Postdoc
Mehmet Fatih Yanik Assistant Prof EE and CS, MIT Associate Prof. MIT, Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor at Entera Pharmaceuticals 2005-2006 Postdoc
Yann Marcy Project Manager, Genewave same 2005-2006 Postdoc
Yanyi Huang Associate Prof. Mat. Sci., Peking U. same 2005-2006 Postdoc
Yinthai Chan Assistant Prof Nat. University of Singapore same 2006-2008 Postdoc
Rafael Gomez-Sjoberg Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley same 2004-2008 Postdoc
Stavros Stavrakis Postdoc, Dundee University same 2007-2009 Postdoc
Doron Gerber Assistant Prof Nat. University of Singapore Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University 2005-2010 Postdoc
Savas Tay Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, ETH Zurich same 2008-2011 Postdoc
Tomer Kalisky Senior Lecturer, Dept of Bioengineering, Bar-Ilan University same 2010-2012 Postdoc
Emre Araci Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University same 2010-2015 Postdoc
Iwijn DeVlaminck Assistant Professor, Cornell University same 2012-2014 Postdoc
Charles Gawad Assistant Member, St Jude Children's Research Hospital same 2012-2015 Postdoc
Jianbin Wang Consulting Scientist, Agenovir Corporation Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University 2014-2015 Postdoc
Angela Wu Assistant Professor, HKUST same 2012-2015 Postdoc
Christopher Vollmers Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz same Postdoc
Name Position After Graduation Current Position Dates Degree
Anne Leyrat Senior Scientist, Fluidigm same 2005-2010 Research Associate
Jessica Melin Business Development Manager at Sony DADC same 2005-2010 Director of Foundry
Joanna Tsai Ph.D program same 2005-2010 Research Assistant
Alina Adams Private Industry same 2005-2010 Research Assistant
Darius Johnston 200?-2011 Research Assistant
Anastasia Potatina Private Industry 2007-2012 Research Assistant
Ramit Mehr Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar-Ilan University
2012 Visiting Scholar
Ben Passarelli Head of Scientific Computing
Calico Labs
2011-2015 Director of Computing
Jad Kanbar Graduate Student
UC San Diego
Research Assistant