patrick s. doyle
Dynamics of Biopolymers and Complex Fluids
Professor Patrick S. Doyle
Department of Chemical Engineering
patrick s. doyle

Dan Pregibon
Postdoctoral Associate
Chemical Engineering, MIT

77 Massachusetts Ave.
Room E18-520
Cambridge, MA 02139

Dan Pregibon


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2003
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

Research Interests:

Cells are complex biological entities that contain diagnostic, therapeutic, and scientific value. Physiological samples (blood for example) are composed of heterogeneous mixtures of cell types, proteins, and small molecules. It is often advantageous to sort cells into pure populations based on surface markers or even behavior. For this reason, I am interested in developing new tools to array, analyze, and sort cells based on complex phenotypes. I am also interested in developing barcoded microparticles for multiplexed, automated immunoassays.

Left to Right: Protein-decorated microbeads patterned in a bio-inert polymer film. B-cells bound to patterned beads (in a microfluidic device). Precisely-shaped polymeric particles generated using continuous flow lithography.