Our lab does highly interdisciplinary research. One focus is to create biomimetic microfluidic devices using various engineering techniques such as 3D-printing, mold casting, soft lithography, and laser-cutting. Electrospinning and hydrogels are commonly used to create 3D extracellular matrix on microfluidic devices for cell and tissue culture. We are also a group of analytical chemists. We develop new methodologies using spectroscopy, electrochemistry, separation, and mass spectrometry to quantitate molecules we are interested in. Currently, we are using these tools to study blood vessels, the liver, and infections.
Recently, we also started a new project to create wearable sensors to monitor health. Various new technologies and protocols have been developed and tested for these applications.