The Biomedical Engineering Laboratory is led by Dr. Anubhav Tripathi. We are located on the 1st floor of the Medical Research Laboratory in room 107.
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The Biomedical Engineering laboratory uses microfluidic devices to investigate clinical applications involving infections disease, protein structure and basic questions regarding biolgical 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 microfluid devices using the facilites within our lab and the unviersity using equipment such as presure and voltage controllers designed and bulit exclusivly within this lab to control our devices and licenced for use by Harvard Syringe Corportation.
- Understanding chemical and biological processes in microgeometries;
- Novel microfluidic routes for disease detection and diagnostics
- Novel separation methods for biomolecular identification
- Transport properties of biomolecular and complex fluids.
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.
Here are a few comments about research in our lab from past undergraduates:
- "Research as an undergraduate has been a great opportunity to apply what I've learned in the classroom and make something useful with my knowledge." - Aartik Sarma '08
- "Undergraduate research is an amazing experience because it allows a student at an early point in his or her education to learn how to develop and edit a procedure, as well as gain a lot of experience with lab equipment." - Lea Mouallem '08