Biomedical Engineering Lab
Biomedical Engineering Laboratory


Date iconAugust 6, 2013

Glareh's paper 'Dilution of protein-surfactant complexes: A fluorescence study' is published online in Protein Science

Date iconJuly 31, 2013

Jingjing, Warren, and Stephanie's paper 'Subtyping Clinical Specimens of Influenza A Virus using a Simple Method to Amplify RNA Targets (SMART)' is published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

Date iconJuly 29, 2013

Jingjing and Kenny's paper 'Microfluidic platform for isolating nucleic acid targets using sequence specific hybridization' is published online in the journal Biomicrofluidics.

Date iconJune 3, 2013

The lab welcomes young researchers from across the world for a summer of collaboration and productivity. Students from India and Sweden interact with Brown's own Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award (UTRA) recipients and graduate students on pressing biomedical problems.

Date iconJune 1, 2013

Kenny's paper 'Engineering Insights for Multiplexed Real-Time Nucleic Acid Sequence-Based Amplification (NASBA): Implications for Design of Point-of-Care Diagnostics' is published online in the journal Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy.

Date iconMay 24, 2013

Derek and Michael's paper 'A platform for retaining native morphology at sub-second time scales in cryogenic transmission electron microscopy' is published online in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments.

Research Areas

  • Understanding chemical and biological processes in microgeometries
  • Novel microfluidic routes for disease detection and diagnostics
  • Separation methods for biomolecular identification
  • Transport properties of biomolecular and complex fluids
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Lab Philosophy

The Biomedical Engineering laboratory uses microfluidic devices to investigate clinical applications involving infections disease, protein structure and basic questions regarding biological molecules.

The laboratory has an active research program with interfaces between Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering. The specific applications of our research are geared towards translational research and global health. We design, create, and build our own microfluidic devices using the facilities within our lab and the university. One example of such a device is a microfluidic pressure controller that is now licensed for use by Harvard Syringe Corporation.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates in this lab range in concentrations from Biomedical or Chemical Engineering to Mechanical Engineering and Biology. They are working on independent projects of interest with the support of the rest of the lab and not just assisting a graduate student. This lab encourages undergraduate research because the students are so eager to be involved and have interesting projects with great results.