Alon Greenbaum joined NC State in January 2019 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in High-dimensional Integration of Biological Systems. An assistant professor in the joint UNC-CH/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering, Greenbaum develops complex imaging devices and algorithms to advance three-dimensional profiling of intact organs to answer biological questions regarding aging and disease progression. Application areas will span the development of adaptive light-sheet microscopes and algorithms for rapid high-resolution imaging of whole organisms; computational tools to handle big–data; and translational applications, such as exploration of rare stem-cell niches in the context of age-associated diseases.
Greenbaum holds his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. In his doctoral studies, he conducted biophotonics research under Professor Aydogan Ozcan, focusing on high-resolution and high-throughput microscopy for biomedical applications. During his postdoctoral work in Professor Viviana Gradinaru’s lab at the California Institute of Technology, he explored innovative imaging techniques for various bone and neuroscience applications. Greenbaum has been awarded the Good Ventures Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Life Sciences Research Foundation, as well as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and his work has been presented in more than 30 conferences.