Debkishore Mitra is currently a doctoral candidate in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His thesis research is aimed at the development of microfluidic devices enabling personalized medicine for cancer patients. These devices allow high throughput analysis of cancerous cell samples through processes such as concentration and lysis, chemo-sensitivity and invasion assays. Furthermore, he is working on the development of blood-based microfluidic diagnostic devices for cancer and infectious diseases. Prior to graduate studies, Debkishore worked on a myriad of projects ranging from in-silico drug design to studying benzene biotransformation by airborne bacteria. He has also worked as a research intern at Invitrogen and BioRad, contributing on projects related to fluidic circuit analysis and biomolecule recovery. Improvement and innovation in health care technologies is Debkishores’ primary motivation to pursue research in integrated and portable microfluidic diagnostic devices.