We are interested in developing novel microfluidic technologies for biology and biomedical sciences. Our expertise in this area include nanoscale magnetism, micro/nano-fabrication, microfluidics, and complex fluids. Examples of the projects in the lab include a study of circadian rhythm of single cells and their mechanism of synchronization, a label-free cell separation technology that can isolate extremely rare circulating tumor cells from patient blood for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, and in vitro diseases-on-chip models such as stroke-on-a-chip and brain tumor-on-a-chip.
In addition, we are also interested in integrating interdisciplinary research and education to train future engineers and scientists. We work with the National Science Foundation to lead a research experiences for undergraduates (REU) program at UGA for this purpose. We also work with UGA undergraduate students, K-12 students and teachers.