Aaron Wheeler

University of Toronto

Aaron Wheeler completed his PhD in chemistry in 2003, working with Dick Zare at Stanford University and then spent two years as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Since 2005, Wheeler has been the Canada Research Chair of Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Toronto, with a primary appointment in the chemistry department and cross-appointments at the Institute for Biomaterials and Bioengineering and the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research. Wheeler's research interests range broadly from clinical analysis to cell-based assays to proteomics, with a central theme of developing microfluidic tools to solve laboratory problems. He has been recognized internationally with a number of awards, including the Heinrich-Emanuel-Merck Prize and the American Chemical Society Arthur F. Findeis Award, and he is currently on the Editorial board of Lab on a Chip.