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Adriana San-Miguel joined NC State in January 2016 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Synthetic and Systems Biology. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. San-Miguel’s research focuses on developing experimental platforms that enable high-throughput automated extraction of biological data, mainly from images of subcellular anatomical features in a live organism. These platforms are made possible by combining microfluidics, automation, custom designed external hardware and image processing. With these tools, and the unbiased extraction of large multivariate datasets, she is addressing questions around the establishment and aging of neuronal connections, systems buffering and noise, and the links between genetic diversity and phenotypic outcomes.
Originally from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, San-Miguel received her bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. She obtained her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, San-Miguel worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech, and was awarded an National Institutes of Health K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Aging, to study the mechanisms regulating synaptic plasticity and aging in the nematode C. elegans.