Anders Sejr Hansen
Anders Sejr Hansen joined the Department of Biological Engineering as an assistant professor in February 2020. He carried out his undergraduate studies and Master’s degree at Oxford University focusing on synthetic organic chemistry and his Pd.D. work at Harvard University where he developed new microfluidic and systems biology approaches to understand how cells can transmit gene expression information through temporal encoding in the dynamics of transcription factor activation. As a postdoc at UC Berkeley, he carried out cutting-edge work suggesting for the first time that genome organization and chromatin looping is highly dynamic inside single cells. His work has appeared in top journals and he was awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the NIH.