William B. Dunbar

William B. Dunbar
Co-Founder and CTO

William Dunbar, Ph.D, is Co-Founder and CTO of Ontera, which is developing single and duo-pore sensor technology using silicon nanopore chips and proprietary biochemistry to accurately detect and differentiate single molecules. Prior to Ontera, Dr. Dunbar was an engineering professor for 12 years at University of California Santa Cruz, publishing over 50 peer-reviewed papers and earning the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER award. He is co-inventor on 10 issued patents, and invented the dual nanopore device at UC Santa Cruz in 2011. Dr. Dunbar now leads data analysis and IP creation and oversight for all of Ontera’s technologies and applications, which range from diagnostics to structural variation detection, genome mapping and chemistry-free polynucleotide sequencing. The Ontera website is: https://www.ontera.bio/

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