Michael Zuerlein, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Zuerlein earned his B.S. in Physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the joint program at UC Berkeley and UCSF.   He joined Solexa in 2006 which was subsequently purchased by Illumina in 2007.  He has worked on projects to introduce the Genome Analyzer, the HiSeq, the MiSeq and the NovaSeq DNA sequencing instruments.  In prior positions at Illumina, he has hired and led teams of systems integration scientists and led the instrument manufacturing department.  He is currently leading the sustaining engineering team and the depot manufacturing team at Illumina's Hayward facility.  He lives in Fremont with his wife and two daughters and their two Cardigan Welsh Corgis.