Phil Tsai

Phil Tsai

Ph.D UC San Diego 2004

Contact

Office: Urey Hall 6242
Phone: (858) 246-1128

Research Statement

QBio Lab Coordinator / Project Scientist, Dept. of Physics, University of California, San Diego (2015 – Present) Designed, furnished, and equipped a new state-of-the-art graduate teaching laboratory space for dedicated use by newly formed Quantitative Biology interdisciplinary graduate specialization. Oversaw budgeting, purchasing and installation of a STED-super-resolution-capable laser scanning confocal microscope, numerous bright field microscopes, 3D printers, machining equipment, computer-interface hardware, and wet-lab instrumentation. Served as technical consultant on research projects for scientists utilizing QBio lab resources.

Associate Project Scientist, Dept. of Physics, University of California, San Diego (2011 – 2015)
Developed and implemented bio-imaging research projects, including: a feedback-driven robotic skull surgery with femtosecond laser pulses, and an ultra-wide-field multiphoton imaging system. Completed development of vectorized models of mouse brain vasculature utilizing circuit model computations to predict flow patterns. Mentored and assisted pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students on research projects.