BioB.A. Dartmouth College, 2002Ph.D. University of California San Francisco, 2008
Eli Zunder analyzes stem cell fate using single cell mass cytometry and high-dimensional modeling of cell lineage trajectories. He received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from UCSF in 2009. There, he worked in Kevan Shokat’s lab studying the role of PI3K signaling in insulin response, cancer, and drug resistance. Eli did his postdoc in Garry Nolan’s lab at Stanford University. There, he developed a cell barcoding method for mass cytometry that he used to study kinase inhibitor specificity across the human immune system, developed a graph-based mapping algorithm to track iPS cell reprogramming and identify early reprogramming intermediates, and applied these generalizable methods to map AML patient samples by prognosis and organism-level organization of the mouse immune system.
In January 2016, Eli began his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia.