As Chief Technology Officer of the CZ Biohub Network, bioengineer and University of California, Berkeley professor Amy Herr is leading the Network’s efforts to advance technologies to observe, measure, and analyze human biology in action.
Herr is an award-winning innovator in bioinstrumentation focused on design and creation of tools to surmount “measurement gaps” in basic and translational biomedical science, most recently centering on difficult-to-measure protein forms in single cells. Her laboratory’s research—some of which has been commercialized—brings greater insight into basic life processes and disease progression, including resistance to cancer treatment.
Herr is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor at UC Berkeley and a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, and serves in various national and international capacities. She will continue in these roles while CTO of the CZ Biohub Network. Prior to these appointments, Herr was the founding director of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub and faculty director of Bakar Fellows Program, both at UC Berkeley.
She received a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Herr is an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and an elected member of the National Academy of Inventors.