Dr. Crowther has been recently elected Councilor for the AES Electrophoresis Society for the term 2019-2022. She joins the Governing Board as one of 8 councilors.
Claire is a postdoctoral fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, working at the Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville, CA. Her work, with Dr. Anup Singh, focuses on developing novel digital microfluidic devices for a variety of applications including synthetic biology and library preparation for NGS. Claire received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in December of 2018. Her research, with Dr. Mark Hayes, focused on developing and utilizing electrokinetic microfluidic platforms, specifically insulator-based dielectrophoretic systems, to probe and separate a variety of biological samples. Various projects she worked on include the development and implementation of a high-resolution separations device, rapid identification of the foodborne pathogens, separation of protists present in the hindgut of termites, and probing the effect of various surface treatments on E. coli. She has also worked as a Research Engineer for Charlot Biosciences helping to commercialize a microfluidic platform for cell separation, similar to the systems used in her graduate career. Claire received her B.S. in Chemistry from Allegheny College in 2013 and is originally from Golden, Colorado.
The AES Electrophoresis Society, previously the American Electrophoresis Society or AES, is a unique organization founded in 1980 to improve and promote technologies for electrophoretic separation and detection. With time, this focus has expanded to include all electrokinetic and related techniques for the advancement of different fields. The expertise of our members stretches from electrophoresis to dielectrophoresis and micro/nanofluidics with application in healthcare diagnostics, forensics, and advanced manufacturing. The mission of the society is to promote excellence across diverse disciplines; facilitate communication between members worldwide; facilitate the training of scientists and students in electrokinetic technologies; and facilitate peers training peers across the globe. This mission is supported by hosting forums and conferences, recognizing the top talent in electrokinetics and supporting the development of the next generation of researchers and educators.