Harrison Edwards - Ph.D. Student


Harrison was born and grew up in Reno, Nevada. After getting his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UNR, he moved next door to California for work. He initially worked as an engineer for a utility contractor, and then as an engineering researcher at Sandia National Labs in Livermore.

At Sandia, Harrison worked on a variety of chemical and biological engineering projects. Initially he focused on a project involving trace element detection in digested soil samples using digital microfluidics. He later transitioned to a project using a nanopore DNA sequencer to perform bacterial strain identification. Harrison joined the Wheeler lab to continue working on a variety of interdisciplinary projects - without the pesky annoyances of sunshine and a salary.

In his free time, Harrison likes to play video games and annoy his wife, Rochelle.