Adam Abate, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur in Residence

Adam R. Abate received an AB in Physics from Harvard College in 2002, a Masters in Physics from UCLA in 2004, and a PhD in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He returned to Harvard for a postdoc in Physics in the lab of David Weitz, working on a variety of topics in soft matter physics, chemical and microparticle synthesis, and microfluidics. While a postdoc, he developed a droplet-based microfluidic sequencer that became the foundation for the sequencing company GnuBIO. He has founded several additional companies, including Mission Bio, Fluent Bio, and Scribe Biosciences.


He is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and an Investigator in QB3 and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. His research interests are in microfluidics, single cell analysis, and genomics.