Research that includes:

  • Immunosensors
  • Single Cell Analysis
  • Cell Manipulation and Probing
  • SERS BioImaging
  • Micro Total Analysis Systems uTAS
  • DNA Transformations
  • Cell Cryropreservation
  • Optoelectronic Transport & Tweezers

BPN442: MEMS Poly/Nano: Multifunctional Nanowire Sensor for Physiological pH and Oxygen Sensing

Sun Choi

The long range goal of this project is to develop a multifunctional silicon nanowire array sensor in microfluidic system for real-time detection of physiological parameters such as pH level and oxygen concentration dissolved in the aqueous environment. The sensing targets include the medium of cultured mammalian cells or microbial species such as bacteria. During certain types of metabolism processes of these biological species, extracellular environment will experience changes of pH levels and oxygen concentration. Our goal is to design nanowire array sensor which can be integrated...

BPN666: Dynamic Fetal Airway Occlusion for Treatment of Congenital Pulmonary Hypoplasia

Mozziyar Etemadi

Congenital lung hypoplasia--lungs that are small and underdeveloped at birth--claims the lives of over 4000 children annually in the United States. This is close to a sixth of all infant deaths. Causes of pulmonary hypoplasia share one commonality: they all interrupt normal chest anatomy, limiting the space that the lungs have to grow. For the last three decades, clinicians have been giving the lungs a way to "push back" and expand this limited space. Fetal lungs are constantly secreting fluid, and by "trapping" this fluid in the lungs using in utero therapies, clinicians have...