Paul Blainey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT and a core member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He earned a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Washington. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Harvard University. He then completed postdoctoral research at Stanford University. His research group focuses on integrating new microfluidic, optical, and molecular tools for application in biology and medicine.