Contact Information

Blake Bluestein
Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
220 Mol Engr & Sci Bldg
University of Washington
Box 351653
Seattle, WA 98195-1653

Tel: (206) 616-3174
Fax: (206) 221-7451

Blake Bluestein

Blake Bluestein received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in May of 2011. As an undergraduate, Blake investigated the temperature-dependent behavior of "smart" polymers to fabricate biocompatible films under Prof. Heather Canavan.

As an NIH-funded post baccalaureate, Blake researched the use of microfluidics to create thermoresponsive microgels for single cell analysis as a joint collaboration between Prof. Canavan and Prof. David Weitz.

Blake joined the Castner group in 2012. His current project studies the 3D imaging and analysis of biological cells and tissues with ToF-SIMS. The purpose of this project is to relate metabolic pathways in cancer and myopathies to spatial chemical images provided by ToF-SIMS.

Outside of the lab, Blake enjoys running, hiking, and live music.