Dennis Eastburn, PhD is Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Mission Bio. Dennis has a track record of technological innovation. As a senior researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dennis 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. Dennis has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and has secured numerous NIH grants for Mission Bio totaling $3M. Dennis 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.