Biography: Steve Turner
Dr. Turner founded Pacific Biosciences (formerly Nanofluidics) and served as CEO until its series A funding in 2 004. He served on the Board of Directors from inception until 2010. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics by Cornell University in 2000, where he worked with Prof. Harold Craighead to study the behavior of biomolecules in nano- fabricated structures. He was a member of the project team at Cornell which developed the technology now employed by Pacific Biosciences and was co-author of the cover story in Science magazine (January 31, 2003) that introduced the technology to the scientific community. D r. Turner's undergraduate work was at the University o f Wisconsin, Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Physics. He is the author of over 50 scientific papers in fields ranging from DNA sequencing technology and biophysics to genomics and epigenomics. He is listed as the inventor on over 50 U.S. patents and numerous published patent applications. Dr. Turner was recipient of the MIT Technology Review "TR100" Award in 2003 and the University of Wisconsin Madison Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2008.