Sam Heaps

Sam Heaps, M.S.

Scientific Systems Engineer

Contact Information

Tel: 412-652-3606


Sam enjoys engineering solutions to help scientists leverage computational approaches in life science to benefit their research. He strongly resonates with BioTeam’s core mission of bridging the gap between science and IT.


Pittsburgh, PA

Personal Interests:

Sam was a captain of the Men’s Lacrosse Team at IU. Since then, he enjoys giving back to his community through coaching local lacrosse teams. In his free time, Sam enjoys playing tennis, basketball &, golf.

Focus Areas:

  • Application Design
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cloud
  • DevOps
  • Scientific Communication
  • Scientific Computing
  • UI/UX


  • AWS, GCP
  • Python, R, JavaScript, GO, HTML/CSS
  • MatLab
  • MongoDB, MySQL
  • LXC, Docker

Scientific Areas:

  • Biomedical Device Development
  • Computational Biology
  • Genomics
  • Machine Learning
  • Microfluidics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Proteomics
  • Tissue Engineeering
  • Toxicology


Sam received his B.S. in Biotechnology & M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering from Indiana University, Bloomington. At IU, Sam’s research focused on bio-scaffold development for tissue regeneration in the zebrafish animal model. Microfluidic device development for rapid, uniform formation of patient-derived 3D Organoids. As well as development of multi-cellular computational modeling frameworks to validate research efforts in biology. His studies, based in bioengineering, encased a variety of fields including biomedical device development, genomics, toxicology, tissue engineering, microfluidics, & multi-scale, multi-cellular modeling.