(From left to right): Chang Lu, Chen Sun, Bo Xiong, Yousef Awwad, Hamid Hassanisaber, Tao Geng, Ning Bao, Yihong Zhan, Zhenning Cao, Fangyuan Chen, and Nelie Loufakis (June 2011).
Our research is concerned with the new science and technology generated by applying
micro/nanofabricated structures and devices to biological studies and biosensors.
One emphasis in our research is to develop high-throughput microfluidic tools to manipulate and analyze single cells and extract
biological information. We have developed/invented microfluidic chemical cytometry, Coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (CARS) flow cytometry,
electroporative flow cytometry, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) flow cytometry over recent years for a variety of applications.
Another thrust in the group is on developing flow-through electroporation for efficient gene delivery into cells. Our ultimate goal is to apply this technique to
create genetically modified cells for cancer immunotherapy, stem cell therapy and tissue regeneration. We also work on conducting cellular assays based on
genetic/epigenetic and proteomic analysis. Finally, we are interested in developing various biosensors for different applications.
- We welcome inquiries about openings for postdoc, graduate and undergraduate researchers. Interested individuals
are encouraged to contact Dr. Lu.