Scott E. Fraser Ph.D., has a long-standing commitment to quantitative biology, applying the tools of chemistry, engineering and physics to problems in biology and medicine. His personal research centers on imaging and molecular analysis of intact biological systems, with an emphasis on early development, organogenesis and medical diagnostics.
Fraser left Caltech in 2012 to become a Provost Professor at the University of Southern California’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Viterbi School of Engineering. As USC’s Elizabeth Garrett Chair of Convergent Bioscience, he fosters translation and builds new opportunities multidisciplinary science and engineering. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has served as an editor or board member for a half dozen journals. He has received 63 U.S. patents for inventions in fields ranging from imaging technologies to molecular sensors and medical diagnostics.
Fraser has helped interface industrial with academia, having served as a Science Advisory Board or Board of Director member for companies ranging from Amersham and GE to Zeiss. He has actively fostered translation through licensing and co-founding companies such as Clinical Micro Sensors and Varocto. Fraser is a Fellow of the European Academy of Science, the AAAS and the American Academy of Arts and Science and the National Academy of Inventors.