Education and Training:
|BS||2002||Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin|
|PhD||2008||Bioengineering, University of California at Berkeley/ San Francisco|
Sapun Parekh comes from a background in electrical engineering, bioengineering, and biomaterials. His PhD thesis focused on force generation
and mechanics of semiflexible actin networks in cells that power cell movements and shape changes. He learned about vibrational imaging and stem
cell biology as postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Standards and Technology under Marc Cicerone and Carl Simon. He has spent
significant time building microscopy instrumentation from high-resolution optical microscopes to atomic force microscopes. His research interests
include applications of vibrational imaging in biology and molecular biophysics as related to control of cellular behavior.