Elisabeth Gates, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Prior to joining Axcend® in early 2020, Elisabeth Gates, Ph.D. served as the Director of Research for Utah-based Precision Membranes, a developer of micron pore membrane filters for capturing and analyzing targeted cells. As a Post Doctoral Fellow (and Graduate Research Assistant) at Brigham Young University, she studied bacterial extraction from blood using magnetic nanoparticles, while also researching and developing fabrication techniques for DNA Origami structures, respectively. Previously, Dr. Gates was a Process Engineer at Intel focused on maximizing photomask quality/availability for manufacturing. She received her Doctoral degree in Inorganic Chemistry from BYU and graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.