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Biomedical engineering, biochemistry, biology, physics.
Low-cost ultra-sensitive smart-phone based diagnostics.
Students will work on low-cost ultrasensitive smartphone-based diagnostics. The ultra-sensitivity of our diagnostic platform, in theory, would enable early-detection of a broad range of previously-difficult-to-diagnosed diseases, such as oncological (cancer), heart, infectious, and neurological diseases. Students will assist in preparing single antibody nanoarrays as well as performing microscopy experiments. No prior experience is necessary, just an interest in learning basic skills like pipetting, gel electrophoresis, microscope imaging, pH adjustment, DNA annealing and more. You will help us create nanoarrays utilizing nanospheres and DNA origami, which can be deployed for low-cost diagnostics.
Who we are - BIOMAN LAB (BIOmolecular Mechanics And Nanotechnology LABoratory) develops precision tools from the molecular to centimeter-scale for bottom-up reconstruction of mechanical systems involved in disease pathogenesis. Along the way, the lab invents frugal technologies in the global health context for resource-poor settings. Rizal is the recipient of an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission New Investigator Award and an NIH Director's New Innovator Award.