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

Biosensing

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 .

Biomechanics

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.

Bioinspiration

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. 

Year 2020 

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 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 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.

YEAR 2019

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”.

September 17, 2019

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.

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/lc/c7lc00998d

YEAR 2018

November 13, 2018

Oral Presentation by Samuel Olufemi in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on his research on Drug Screening.

May 30, 2018

Lucia and Sarah published their research in Micromachines on rapid detection and trapping of extracellular vesicles.

https://www.mdpi.com/2072-666X/9/6/306

November 12, 2018

Poster Presentation by Navajit Baban in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Biomimetic Lizard Tail.

 

July 17, 2018

Xi Wei published her research  in Scientific Reports on multiwell based detection platform for multiplexed assays 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29065-7

November 14, 2018

Poster Presentation by Sarah Sahloul in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on her research on Liquid Biopsy .

January 17 , 2018

Congratulations to Samuel Sofela for the publication of his research on Spiral Chip in Lab on a Chip.

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/lc/c7lc00998d

November 14 2018

Poster Presentation by Nandita Chaturvedi in MicroTAS 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on her research on Dispensing Tip

2 January, 2018

Lucia published her research in Biomicrofluidics on her research on rapid detection of exosomal microRNA biomarker.

https://aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.5009719

State-of-the-art facilities

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 

Interdisciplinary Research

Our research aims to understand the concepts and mechanisms of complex bioscience challenges lying at the interface of biology, physics and engineering.