Eric Chow, PhD is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Director of the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) at UCSF. The CAT evaluates and brings new technologies to campus that are available to all UCSF labs and provides guidance for projects. Over the past decade, the CAT has been a hub for new NGS methods, with a focus on single cell sequencing and infectious disease detection and diagnostics. Dr. Chow also runs a research program to devise new applications for NGS and to develop rapid pathogen detection systems in resource poor settings. He received his BA in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his PhD in Biochemistry studying Mycobacterium tuberculosis with genomic tools at UCSF.