Originally from Israel, Uri started his academic journey at Highline Community College in WA state after running a retail business for several years. In 2016, he transferred to the University of WA in Seattle as a Martin Honors scholar, completing a bachelor in Bioengineering and performing research focused on low resource-setting diagnostics based on photonic microring resonators. While in Seattle, Uri became passionate about hiking beautiful mountains and playing speed chess. Additionally, Uri served on the board of an organization focused on promoting Middle East peace through dialog and education. Upon graduating cum laude in 2018, Uri traveled to the University of Chicago to start his PhD studies in molecular engineering. He is currently co-advised at the Esser-Kahn and Maurer labs, where he is utilizing quantum properties in nanodiamonds to develop sensing platforms for investigation of cellular processes.
University of Washington; Seattle; 2018
Professor Daniel Ratner’s Lab