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Heidi Leonard

Heidi Leonard joined the Complex Microbial Systems Group in 2018. She is creating methods to quantify microbial interactions using microfabricated devices and microscopy. Heidi received her BA in Chemistry from Pomona College and her MS in Chemistry from UCSD where she developed silicon nanomaterials for drug delivery. During her PhD at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Heidi developed a rapid antimicrobial susceptibility test using silicon photonic crystals. She enjoys studying the interface of microbiology with micro/nanotechnology using spectroscopy and microscopy. 


BA – Chemistry, minor in Mathematics, Pomona College 
MS – Chemistry, University of California, San Diego 
PhD – Biotechnology & Food Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 

Selected Publications

Leonard, H., Jackson, S. A., & Frame, L. A. (Ed.). (2020). From patient to laboratory: Challenges in developing standardized measurements for the microbiome. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781529726602 

Created February 7, 2020