Biomedical Microfluidics

Faculty Name:
Bruce Gale

Department:
Mechanical Engineering

Faculty College:
Engineering

Email:
bruce.gale@utah.edu


Project Description:

We do research on microfluidics with applications to medicine and biology. Projects in the lab include: bacterial, virus, and pathogen detection; drug delivery for nerve regeneration; drug screening with ovarian cancer tissues; micro biofuel cells; nanoparticle, cell, and exosome separations; protein binding assays in highly parallel arrangements; various pumps, valves, and other microfluidic components.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; This is a paid research position


Student Role:

Students typically start by assisting graduate students and eventually are able to do independent projects.


Student Benefits:

Experience with engineering, biology, and medicine. We work with physicians on most projects.


Project Duration:

Projects are ongoing and new ones develop all the time. We prefer at least 10 hours week, but can go as low as 3-5 for volunteers.


Minimum Requirements:

Basic science background is needed. Advanced students will be placed in more challenging projects.