Associate Director R&D, eBioscience/Affymetrix, now a part of Thermo Fisher ScientificBiography
Dr. Sara Becker-Catania is an Associate Director in R&D at eBioscience and received her PhD in Experimental Pathology at University of California, Los Angeles studying the genotype/phenotype correlations of a rare neurodegenerative disorder, ataxia telangiectasia. She did her postdoctoral training as a Giannini Foundation fellow at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute/Mental Retardation Research Center studying the selected specification of neural stem cells along neural and glial lineages. Following her postdoctoral training, she held a joint appointment as a Research Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Chicago and the Hines VA Hospital and was a recipient of an Illinois Regenerative Medicine Institute stem cell grant for her work with neural stem cells in models of Multiple Sclerosis. She joined eBioscience, establishing a group developing products for microscopy and imaging applications. Currently, she leads a team dedicated to the development of immunology-focused reagents for flow cytometry and microscopy applications.