Eric Chu

Eric Chu

Technical Instructor

Eric Chu designs and teaches biology undergraduate lab classes, and moderates undergraduate discussions with faculty members.



Eric Chu holds a PhD in bioengineering from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and also completed his postdoc there researching microfluidics and single cell multi-omics. He has been a specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, a private consultant in glass device fabrication, and a lab instructor at UCSD. Now, as a technical instructor at MIT, he uses his expertise in biochemical engineering and bioinformatics to plan, create, and regularly update lab-related content for 7.002 (Fundamentals of Experimental Molecular Biology), and 7.003 (Applied Molecular Biology Laboratory). He also manages and trains different undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc teaching assistants (TAs) to lead weekly lab sessions, prepares daily lab materials for the TAs and students, and facilitates faculty discussions in 7.002.

Key Publications

  1. Fabrication of high-quality glass microfluidic devices for bioanalytical and space flight applications. Golozar, M, Chu, WK, Casto, LD, McCauley, J, Butterworth, AL, Mathies, RA. 2020. MethodsX 7, 101043.
    doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2020.101043PMID:32995307
  2. Ultraaccurate genome sequencing and haplotyping of single human cells. Chu, WK, Edge, P, Lee, HS, Bansal, V, Bafna, V, Huang, X, Zhang, K. 2017. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114, 12512-12517.
    doi: 10.1073/pnas.1707609114PMID:29078313