Multi-scale Design Laboratory


The overarching goal of our research is the development of new technologies for medical research and treatment. Our work is enabled by advances in fabrication, measurement, and computation across a wide range of domains and length scales. Our core capabilities include microfabrication, microfluidics, instrumentation, product development, and data analytics and visualization. Current research areas include 1) the development of new technologies for cell sorting, cell biomechanics, single cell sequencing, chemotaxis, and drug screening; as well as 2) the application of these technologies to study circulating tumor cells, personalize cancer therapies, evaluate blood quality, and expedite antimalarial drug development.


We are an audacious group of researchers with backgrounds in engineering and the life science including bioengineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, as well as in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

Research Positions

We continuously recruit creative and motivated individuals to join our group as graduate students and postdocs. Students with a background in engineering should apply through the graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Students with a background in the life sciences should apply through the graduate program in Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine.


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