Caleb Cassidy-Amstutz got his bachelors from Juniata College and his masters from NC State University. Following his time in North Carolina, he came to Berkeley for his PhD and worked with Dave Savage in the Molecular and Cell Biology department. Caleb investigated the biochemistry and physiology of encapsulin, a bacterial nanocompartment. After Berkeley, he started working at a startup focused on developing “biosafe” organisms. There, he engineered microbial strains to be growth competent only on media supplemented with specific synthetic ligands. After, he came to work at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Antibody Platform Technologies group under Mike Hornsby. His primary responsibilities are developing, troubleshooting, and optimizing an automation system for high throughput antibody expression and purification.
Tuesday, January 28
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM