2012 CASSS Scientific Award Winner
J. Michael Ramsey
Dr. J. Michael Ramsey holds the Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Chair at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Chemistry, he is also a member of the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences in the UNC-CH School of Medicine and a member of the Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanoscience, and Technology and the Institute for Nanomedicine. Dr. Ramsey is also the director of the UNC Center for Biomedical Microtechnologies, a center focused on fostering collaborations between medical researchers or clinicians and developers of microtechnologies for enhancing access to biological information. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Chemical Society. He is also a recipient of a senior Alexander von Humboldt Award, the Frederick Capillary Electrophoresis Award, the A. J. P. Martin Gold Medal for Separation Science, the Marcel J.E. Golay Award in Capillary Chromatography, the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine, the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation, the Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award and the American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography. His present research interests include microfabricated chemical instrumentation, micro- and nanofluidics, single molecule DNA sequencing, single cell assays, point-of-care clinical diagnostic devices, and highly miniaturized mass spectrometry. Dr. Ramsey is the sole scientific founder of Caliper Technologies (NASDAQ:CALP), later renamed Caliper Life Sciences and acquired by PerkinElmer in 2011. Caliper is the leading commercial supplier of microfluidic technologies; tools primarily used in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
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