Principal Investigator

Amy E. Herr, Ph.D.

John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor | Bioengineering

Investigator, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Faculty Director, UC Berkeley Bakar Fellows Program & Bakar BioEnginuity Hub

University of California, Berkeley || aeh “at” berkeley.edu


Open Appointments | Spring 2022

Most Mondays during the 1-3pm PST window. Please pick your preferred date & time HERE. || Zoom log-in details are included in your appointment entry. If you don’t have a Zoom account, we can connect via phone, just let me know in advance via email.

Student Office Hours | Spring 2022

Weekly Student Office Hours are listed HERE, along with log-in details. || I use a Zoom waiting room, so please drop by on a first-come, first-served basis and I’ll join you when the previous meeting concludes.

Amy E. Herr is the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley and a Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub Investigator. Prof. Herr joined UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor of Bioengineering in 2007, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2012, and promoted to Full Professor in 2015 and held a 5-year appointment at the Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she was a staff member in the Biosystems Research Group at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA; 2002-2007). She earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford with Profs. Tom Kenny & Juan Santiago as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, an MS in Mechanical Engineering also from Stanford, and a BS in Engineering & Applied Science from Caltech. She is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), as well as a successful entrepreneur. She is a co-inventor on >60 unique patent applications with 36 issued patents.

Professor Herr serves on the NIH National Advisory Council of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NACBIB) and the DARPA Biological Technology Office’s (BTO) inaugural Biological Insights advisvory board. She is a Board Member of the Chemical & Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) which oversees the microTAS conferences, served as a standing member of the NIH Nanotechnology Study Section (2013-19), and was a member of the 2018-2019 class of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG), IDA/DARPA. She has served as a Co-Director of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Single Cell Analysis summer course (2015 & 2016), both Chair (2009) and Vice-chair (2007) of the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Physics & Chemistry of Microfluidics. She is faculty advisor to the UC Berkeley chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Graduate Women in Engineering (GWE).

Professor Herr’s research has been recognized prominent international and national organizations, including: 2018 Sciex Microscale Separations Innovation Medal, 2017 Georgina Sweet Lectureship from the Australian Research Council, 2016 Mid-career Achievement Award from the American Electrophoresis Society, 2015 Georges Guiochon Faculty Fellow from HPLC, 2012 Young Innovator Award from Analytical Chemistry/CBMS, 2011 NSF CAREER award, 2010 NIH New Innovator Award, 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry, 2010 New Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry from Eli Lilly & Co., and a 2009 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award. Her commitment to creating a strong professional community is reflected in recognition as: 2019 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring, Visiting Scientist & Posdoc. Assoc. at UC Berkeley, 2017 Berkeley Visionary Award from the City of Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and 2007 Outstanding Mentor Award from Sandia National Labs.