Welcome to Pourmand's research group

Pourmand research is motivated by the philosophy that the best way to accelerate discovery is to develop innovative tools that will enable sweeping advances in knowledge, and to demonstrate such advances through the application of newly developed technologies. The choice of new technologies to be developed is driven by questions that cannot be answered with existing tools; conversely, the new tools of interest to our team invariably enable additional questions to be asked. The UCSC Genome Technology Center and Biosensor and Biotechnology group is an ideal home for developing and applying new technologies that require approaching biological problems from an engineering perspective, not common in traditional biological research. We are seizing many opportunities in Bioengineering and Biology to develop and apply new technologies to broaden the field and support other biomedical research.

Please Make a Selection:

Biosensor and Biotechnology

Focusing on the invention of technologies that sensitively
analyze label-free DNA and
protein in a portable format for
a wide variety of applications.

Genome Technology Center

Providing quality next-generation sequencing services to local research groups, as well as improving and expanding on existing tools for high-throughput sequencing analysis.