Dennis Eastburn is Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Mission Bio. Dr. Eastburn has a track record of pioneering microfluidic technology for the analysis of cellular heterogeneity. At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Eastburn led development of the core IP that is foundational to all of Mission Bio’s products. After starting Mission Bio, he invented the approach for high-throughput single-cell DNA sequencing and applied it to applications in oncology and genome engineering. Dr. Eastburn has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and has secured numerous NIH grants for Mission Bio. Dr. Eastburn holds a B.S. in molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to his work in microfluidics, he completed an NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship studying epithelial cell biology at UCSF.