Chemical Engineering, MIT
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2003
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
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
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.