Biological Microtechnology and BioMEMS Group :: Professor Joel Voldman

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We perform research at the intersection of biology and microtechnology, applying microfabrication technology to illuminate biological systems, especially at the cellular level. Specifically, we develop technologies that enhance or enable the acquisition of information from cells.

Our research builds upon various disciplines: electrical engineering, microfabrication, bioengineering, surface science, fluid mechanics, mass transport, etc. We take a quantitative approach to designing our technology, using both analytical and numerical modeling to gain fundamental understanding of the technologies that we create. We then take our designs through microfabrication to packaging and testing and to biological assay.

Our research has four foci:

Electrical and optical technologies for image-based cell sorting

Enabling technologies for stem cell biology

Electrical cell separation

Studying the impact of microsystems on cell physiology




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