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.
Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; This is a paid research position
Students typically start by assisting graduate students and eventually are able to do independent projects.
Experience with engineering, biology, and medicine. We work with physicians on most projects.
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.
Basic science background is needed. Advanced students will be placed in more challenging projects.