Our research aims to understand the concepts and mechanisms of complex bioscience challenges lying at the interface of biology, physics and engineering. We use advanced research techniques and technologies, ranging from microfluidics to imaging to 3D printing, to investigate biological processes at the micro- and nanoscale.
Our Research Areas
Samples containing RNA and DNA lie at the heart of all biopsy techniques. We are determined to develop biosensors that can enhance the concentration of RNA and DNA in these samples, improving the detection sensitivity .
Caenorhabditis elegan (C. Elegan) worms are extensively used as model organisms in medicinal and genetic research. We use biomechanical techniques to model neuromuscular diseases like diabetes, alzheimer, etc using C. Elegans.
Being bioinspired from amazing design strategies of Nature at micro and nano level, we are determined to solve incumbent problems in bioengineering using micro and nano fabrication techniques.
Many Many Congratulations to Samuel Sofela for publishing a journal paper in PloS ONE with title “Biophysical analysis of drug efficacy on C. elegans models for neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases“.
Publication of a journal paper by Navajit Singh Baban in Physical Review E
Many Many Congratulations to Navajit Singh Baban for publishing a journal paper in Physical Review E with title “Understanding interfacial fracture behavior between microinterlocked soft layers using physics-based cohesive zone modeling“.
Publication of a journal paper by Samuel Sofela in Integrative Biology
Many Many Congratulations to Samuel Sofela for publishing a journal paper in Integrative Biology with the title “Quantitative fluorescence imaging of mitochondria in body wall muscles of Caenorhabditis elegans under hyperglycemic conditions using a microfluidic chip“
Link to the paper
Publication of a review paper by Jongmin Kim in IEEE Explore
Many Many Congratulations to Jongmin Kim for publishing a review paper in IEEE explore with the title “Microfluidic Electrokinetic Preconcentration Chips: Enhancing the detection of nucleic acids and exosomes”
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PIONEERS SUMMIT 2020 AWARD
Many Many Congratulations to Ajymurat and group for winning an award at Technology Innovation Pioneers Summit 2020 held at New York University Abu Dhabi. He presented an innovative idea to solve biofouling problems related to ship industries using microvortex.
3rd NYU BIOMEDICAL AND BIOSYSTEMS CONFERENCE
Many Many Congratulations to Samuel Sofela and group for winning the best research poster award at 3rd NYU Biomedical and Biosystems Conference. He presented his work related to Diabetes drug screening using C. Elegans.
MicroTAS 2019 Conference Visit
Our group visited Basel, Switzerland to attend MicroTAS 2019 conference. Samuel and Navajit presented their research as poster presentation. Overall, the conference provided a great experience in terms of new developments in the field, potential breakthroughs, and ideas on the verge of becoming products for societal betterment.
October 27th to 31st 2019
Samuel Sofela presented his research “High-Throughput Mechanical Phenotyping of C. Elegans
Diabetes Models using Elastomeric Micropillar Arrays” as a poster presentation in MicroTAS 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.
October 27th to 31st 2019
Navajit Singh presented his research “Bioinspired Micromechanical Interlocking Structures for Enhanced Adherence between Soft Elastomeric Layers” as a poster presentation in MicroTAS 2019 in Basel Switzerland.
September 20, 2019
Congratulations to Navajit Singh on achieving MicroTAS 2019 Travel Grant for his research “Bioinspired Micromechanical Interlocking Structures for Enhanced Adherence between Soft Elastomeric Layers”.
Congratulations to Samuel Sofela for the publication of his research “Phenotyping of Thrashing Forces Exerted by Partially Immobilized C. elegans using Elastomeric Micropillar Arrays” in Lab on a Chip Journal.
November 13, 2018
Oral Presentation by Samuel Olufemi in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on his research on Drug Screening.
November 12, 2018
Poster Presentation by Navajit Baban in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Biomimetic Lizard Tail.
November 14, 2018
Poster Presentation by Sarah Sahloul in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on her research on Liquid Biopsy .
November 14 2018
Poster Presentation by Nandita Chaturvedi in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on her research on Dispensing Tip
Our lab has access to some of the most state-of-the-art cleanroom fabrication and sophisticated imaging equipment such as the SEM, AFM, FIB, Nanoscribe 3D printer, and MA8 Mask Aligner.
NYU ABU DHABI
Our research aims to understand the concepts and mechanisms of complex bioscience challenges lying at the interface of biology, physics and engineering.