Our paper titled “A micropillar-based microfluidic viscometer for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids” is accepted for publication in Analytica Chimica Acta.
Jarrett Boyd presented an iPoster titled “Dual particle trapping using a microfluidic trap” at the EMBL Conference – Microfluidics: Designing the Next Wave of Biological Inquiry.
Our lab is now open, graduate students have started working !
Daniel Angarita has successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations Daniel !
Our paper titled “Droplet-based high-throughput cultivation for accurate screening of antibiotic resistant gut microbes” is accepted for publication in eLife.
We will be opening our lab very soon. We are very excited about getting back to lab to continue our projects.
Congratulations to Adriana, Jordan, Rachel, Elyssa and Madison!! They won the 3rd Place award in the Outstanding Paper Competition under the 2020 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Virtual Competition with their paper titled “A microfluidic platform for high-throughput screening of aquaporin performance”.
Our research group participated in the 12th Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS) with the following work:
- Jessica Towns, Sakina Goawala, “A Microfluidic Device for Analysis of Newtonian Fluid Droplet Length Against Viscosity” (poster)
- Adriana Del Pino Herrera, Jordan Hoydick, Rachel Rauh, Elyssa El-hajj, Madison Burchfield, Merve Ertas Uslu, “A Microfluidic Platform for High-Throughput Screening of Aquaporin Performance” (paper)
- Jarrett Boyd, “Hydrodynamic multiparticle trapping” (paper)
Great work by everyone! Despite the cancellation of URSS (on campus meeting) due to the pandemic, our group members did a fantastic job to adjust quickly and submit abstracts for the virtual competition.
6th Graduate Student Research Symposium has been cancelled. Daniel, Renan and Emily could not present their work.
We are shutting down our lab due to pandemic.
We welcome Sakina Goawala, Jessica Towns, Elyssa El-Hajj, Madison Burchfield, Christian Sarro and William Miller to our lab!
Our collaborator, William Watterson at the University of Chicago, gave a talk titled “High-throughput isolation and automated sorting of diverse microbiomes reduce biases of traditional cultivation strategies” on our collaborative work at the 2nd International Conference on Microbiome Engineering.
Biomedical Microdevices Lab opening ceremony took place with more than 60 participants including Provost David Dausey, Dean Fevzi Akinci, and our department chair, Dr. John Viator. We thank our administrators and Duquesne community for their continued support.
Jarrett gave a poster presentation titled “Dual particle trapping using a microfluidic trap” at the 2nd Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering.
We are very excited to have Dr. Merve Uslu visiting our lab for the next six months!
We welcome Shay Kent, Shawn Bliss to our lab!
Our paper titled “Viscoelastic Hemostatic Assays – A Quest for Holy Grail of Coagulation Monitoring in Trauma Care” is accepted for publication in Journal of Annals of Bioengineering. Congratulations Alex, Karli and Selvin!
Our research group participated in the 22nd Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium with the following work:
Grace Ingram, Karli Sutton, “Development of a Two-Color TIRFM Setup for Single Molecule Imaging and Comparison of Two Immobilization Methods” (poster)
Alexander Evans, Selvin Hernandez, “A Microfluidic Device for Real-Time Viscosity Measurement of Aqueous Newtonian Fluids” (paper), (poster)
Jarrett Boyd, “Hydrodynamic multiparticle trapping” (poster)
Adriana Del Pino Herrera, “A Microfluidic Platform for High-Throughput Screening of Aquaporin Performance” (poster)
Great work by everyone! Below are photos from the symposium:
We welcome Alexander Evans, Karli Sutton, Grace Ingram, Amanda Trusiak, and Selvin Hernandez to our lab!
Our grant proposal to develop novel teaching approaches for BMED 310 Biosignals and Systems course is funded by Faculty Development Fund. We are collaborating with Dr. Paul Miller from Mary Pappert School of Music on this project.
Jarrett Boyd presented his research as a poster presentation titled “Hydrodynamic multiparticle trapping” at the 11th Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium.
Dr. Tanyeri gave a talk titled “Microfluidic Viscoelastic Hemostatic Assay” at the Advanced Biomedical Strategies for Defense Applications Symposium.
We welcome Rachel Rauh, Jordan Hoydick, Benjamin Bernarding, Jillian Vala, and Kayla Davis to our lab!
Our book chapter titled “Viable cell culture in PDMS-based microfluidic devices” is accepted for publication in Methods in Cell Biology. Our chapter has been selected as the first chapter and our artwork is selected for the cover of the book.
Dr. Tanyeri gave a talk titled “Enhanced Dissolution of Liquid Microdroplets Under Planar Extensional Flow” at 2018 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting.
We welcome Daniel Angarita, Renan Nassar, William Gibson, first graduate student members of our lab!
We also welcome Eric Linder, Emily Frederick, Timmy Pecoraro, Ryan McIlhinney, Ethan Heltz, and Adriana Del Pino Herrera to our lab!
We are nearing the end of the construction. Everything looks great so far!
Jarrett gave a poster presentation titled “Hydrodynamic multiparticle trapping” at the Inaugural Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering.
Lab construction is moving forward. Very exciting !!
We filed a provisional patent application on our microfluidic thromboelastometry technology.
Jarrett Boyd presented his research as a poster presentation titled “Hydrodynamic multiparticle trapping” at the 21th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Our research grant proposal on developing a microfluidic platform for culturing and isolating bacterial species is funded by Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation.
Construction for the Biomedical Microdevices Lab has begun. A Class 1000 cleanroom as well as a microscopy suit will be built in Libermann 415. We are grateful for the support of the Office of the Provost (Dr. Jeff Miller) and Biomedical Engineering Program director Dr. John Viator for the financial support to realize this plan !!
Here are photos from the lab before the construction:
Jarrett Boyd has joined as the first member of our lab! He will be working on a computational project under the Undergraduate Research Program (URP).
Dr. Tanyeri gave an invited talk at the Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University.