Samantha Grist

Samantha is a postdoctoral fellow, developing silicon photonic biosensors.

She completed her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Professors Karen C. Cheung and Lukas Chrostowski. Her dissertation centered on creating a microfluidic platform that exposed tumour cells in 3D culture to controlled spatial and time-varying oxygen profiles. The platform reproduced the very low and cycling oxygen levels that can exist in tumours and which are linked with metastasis and resistance to treatment.

In 2020 she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley under the guidance of Professor Amy E. Herr. At UC Berkeley she led a small research team working to develop new engineering tools to measure cell state via protein expression quantification.