Stephen Turner, PhD
Chief Technical Officer
Stephen Turner founded PacBio (formerly Nanofluidics) and in 2004 secured its Series A funding. He was awarded a PhD 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 PacBio and was co-author of the cover story in Science magazine (January 31, 2003) that introduced the technology to the scientific community. His undergraduate work was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received a BS 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. He was the recipient of the MIT Technology Review “TR100” Award in 2003 and the University of Wisconsin Madison Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2008.