Paul Yager, PhD (Bioengineering)

Paul Yager is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Chemistry at the University of Washington. Since 1995 he has worked to develop the field of microfluidics, largely focusing on its use for analysis of biologically-relevant samples for disease diagnosis at the point of care. From 2005 to 2010 he was PI on a grant from the Gates Foundation under their Grand Challenges in Global Health program, and from 2011 to 2016 he was PI on two 5-year federal grants (NIH NIAID and DARPA).  As a member (and past Chair) of the Department of Bioengineering, he has been exposed to cutting edge work on hydrogels for 32 years.