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Ilya Kolb

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Ilya has two roles in GENIE. First, he manages the data analysis pipeline involved in finding successful fluorescent indicators. Second, he spearheads novel research directions for GENIE, including novel screening techniques.

After earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) in 2012 and 2013 respectively, Ilya received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) in 2017. During his PhD, he worked on the automation of patch-clamp electrophysiology which is now being used by many labs all over the world. Portions of his PhD project have been patented and/or commercialized by several companies.

Ilya's interests include high-throughput screening, biomedical device design, and entrepreneurship. Ilya is an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.