PhD Candidate, since 01/2015
My goal is to develop point of care testing devices to monitor chronic illnesses in underserved populations. I am using mainly optical techniqes such as, absorbance, fluorescence and Braggs diffraction to design my sensors. Additionally, I am building a smart phone adapter and handheld reader to collect and analyze signals from the designed sensor.
PhD Candidate, since 08/2015
My research interest focuses on developing different types of sensors for multiple readouts from cardiac tissue i an Organ on chip system. In developing a good enough platform for organ on chip devices for applications such as drug testing, monitoring the health of micro organ within good margins is highly critical. In terms of cardiac tissue, cell’s contractility, action potential propagation, respiration and metabolic factors provide the most important keypoints to monitor.
We have 3 active projects associated with this research:
1. Exploring new non-invasive options for monitoring cells’ contractility.
2. Developing novel nanosensors for real time monitoring of tissue’s respiration
3. 3D microfabricated MEMS based devices for an all-in one system for monitoring cardiac tissues health (metabolic, contraction and respiration).
PhD, since 08/2018
My research interest focuses on developing POCT nanozyme integrated universal microfluidic platform for multiple cardiac biomarkers detection, especially for underserved population under NSF PATHS-UP ERC.