Daniel Gossett received his Ph.D. from the Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012 and his B.S. at Johns Hopkins University in 2007. During his Ph.D. he developed several next generation cytometry platforms and assays, including technologies for measuring single-cell deformability and automated inline cellular sample preparation. He has been exploring novel applications of these systems for diagnostics and disease monitoring as well as expanding their functionality. He continues to work on expanding the accessibility and utility of mechanical biomarkers, which are expected to have transformational applications in cancer diagnostics, personalized medicine, stem-cell therapies, and immune state assessment.