BioMEMS and Bioinspired Microfluidic Laboratory
This is a multidisciplinary lab with the focus on tissue engineering, microfluidics, lab-on-chip, organ-on-chip, biosensors and high-throughput drug discovery platforms.
On-chip single-cell studies: Our lab is focused on studying the effects of mechanical cues on cell response at both the single cell and the high-throughput level by developing integrated microfluidic platforms.
Tissue engineering: We intend to combine micro/nanotechnology and tissue engineering approaches to make organ-on-chip platforms with applications in disease modeling, drug discovery, pharmacology and tissue engineering. Our lab mainly develops new biomaterials and tissue models with the focus on innervated tissues, skin, vasculature, liver and brain.
Biosensors: We use the knowledge in microfluidics, micro/nanotechnology, surface chemistry, and cellular/molecular biology to develop innovative nano-biosensors and point-of-care microdevices for medical applications with the particular focus on optofluidics and electrochemical sensors for detecting infectious diseases, brain injuries and cancer.
Microfluidic facility: photolithography setup, mask aligner, sputtering machine, plasma machines, soft lithography setup, spin coater, laser cutter, 1,600 C furnace, ovens, 3D printers, stereolithography machine, fume hood, syringe pumps, peristaltic pumps, high-pressure and high-temperature setup
Sensing facility: vector network analyzers, electronic setup, oscilloscope, signal generator, amplifier, potentiostat, electrochemical setups
Tissue engineering facility: 3D bioprinters, brightfield microscopes, fluorescent microscopes, live-cell-imaging fluorescent microscope, cell culture facility, biosafety cabinet, -80 C and -20 C freezers, liquid nitrogen tanks, incubators,centrifuge system, water bath, desiccator, sonicator, UV system, Western blot setup, UV spectrometer, autoclave, freeze dryer, nanoparticle synthesis facility