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Spiral-shaped microcantilever fabricated by silicon wet etching and deposition of polysilicon; the bar indicates 20 microns.

R. Perez-Castillejos

Assist. Professor

The focus of our research is the development of new approaches to cell and tissue biology based on the use of micro- and nanotechnologies. Our goals include building tissue models that mimic the complexity of the in-vivo cellular microenvironment and fabricating subcellular, cellular, and multicellular probes to interrogate cells. Such biomedical devices and techniques can provide alternatives to experimentation with animals for finding cures to human diseases as well as they can offer new routes to low-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices and high-throughput cell-based assays.

In the Tissue Models Lab (TML) we use technologies, methods, and tools that are at the interface between microelectronics, microfluidics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine.

Our latest paper on Emergining Materials Research features indium micromirrors. goo.gl/3XlAKQ

Last update: August 21st, 2013