Pourmand also leads the Biosensors and Nano/Bioelectrical Technology Group at the UCSC Jack Baskin School of Engineering. The lab's primary goal is to further develop biological and electrical technologies that aid in the study of genes and proteins. Pourmand and his team hold over twenty patents and publish over eighty peer-reviewed scientific journals.
While at Stanford University (Stanford Genome Technology Center) between 1999 and 2008, Pourmand co-founded and directed the "Stanford startup." Xagros Technologies, Inc., a developer of technologies for genome profiling. In 2001, Pourmand won the second place $25,000 prize for Xagros Technologies in the Stanford Entrepreneur's Challenge.
Aside from publications through UCSC, Pourmand has been published in more than eighty scientific journals including the Oxford University Press, Cancer Research, PLoS ONE  and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.