"Biomedical Micro- and Nanofluidics"
Shuichi Takayama, Ph.D.
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
We construct organs-on-a-chip systems to dissect cell signaling pathways, understand disease physiology, test therapeutics, and perform cell-based therapies. Tunable nanofluidic systems are used to perform multi-color histone mapping of single strands of chromatin. And aqueous two phase systems (ATPS) micropatterning enables cell printing and droplet-based bioassays.
Examples of specific projects include: Microfluidic models of cancer metastasis, Lung-on-a-chip, In vitro fertilization on a chip, Phase locking analysis in GPCR signaling, and Validation of protein biomarkers of disease for development of diagnostics.
The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.