Ph.D student from 2006-2012
I have completed by Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Degree from the University of Mumbai, India. I joined Dr. Chenzhong Li’s lab in Fall 2006 and have mastered various micro/nanosensor fabrication and electrochemical detection techniques. I plan to defend my Ph.D. dissertation by summer 2011.
My research interests involve the development of micro/nanosensors to measure disease markers using electrochemical detection techniques. My current project entails the fabrication of label-free micro-immunosensors to detect Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers (Amyloid beta 40/42 and Tau). These immunosensors are based on two platforms 1) carbon fiber microelectrodes (in-vivo implantation) and 2) screen printed chip (diagnostic cerebrospinal fluid analysis). During the first two years of the Ph.D. program, I worked on the development of surface interference sensors to detect Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (cancer biomarker) in buffer solutions. I have also worked on the detection of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (DNA damage/repair biomarker) at the surface of a single lung epithelial cell under conditions of oxidative stress.