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Welcome to the BAMM Laboratory

Welcome to our laboratory! The Demirci Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine Labs (BAMM) laboratory specializes in applying micro- and nanoscale technologies to problems in medicine at the interface between micro/nanoscale engineering and medicine. We apply innovative technologies to clinical problems. Our major research theme focuses on creating new microfluidic technology platforms targeting broad applications in medicine. In this interdisciplinary space at the convergence of engineering, biology and materials science, our goal is to create novel technologies for disposable point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and monitoring of infectious diseases, cancer and controlling cellular microenvironment in nanoliter droplets for biopreservation and microscale tissue engineering applications. These applications are unified around our expertise to test the limits of cell manipulation by establishing microfluidic platforms to provide solutions to real world problems at the clinic.

Our lab creates technologies to manipulate cells in nanoliter volumes to enable solutions for real world problems in medicine including applications in infectious disease diagnostics and monitoring for global health, cancer early detection, cell encapsulation in nanoliter droplets for cryobiology, and bottom-up tissue engineering. Our research interests involve applications of microfluidics and acoustics in medicine, especially: microfluidics for inexpensive, disposable CD4 counts and viral load for HIV in resource-constrained settings for global health problems; 3-D bioprinting and tissue models including 3-D cancer and neural cultures.

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Dr. Utkan Demirci, PhD

BAMM Lab Members

In the News

  • July 31, 2020-Science Friday News "Science In Space, Sports and COVID, Science Diction. July 31, 2020, Part 1", For further details (Read More)
  • July 17, 2020 - Sciencealert News "For The First Time, Human Cartilage Has Been Engineered in Space", For further details (Read More)
  • July 17, 2020 - TECH EXPLORIST News "Astronomer bioengineered human cartilage in space: One giant leap for science.", For further details (Read More)
  • July 15, 2020 - IEEE Spectrum News "Astronaut Bioengineers Human Cartilage in Space Using Magnetic Fields: One small step for cells, one giant leap for science", For further details (Read More)
  • May 14, 2020 - Our latest study on "Tunable Fano‐Resonant Metasurfaces on a Disposable Plastic‐Template for Multimodal and Multiplex Biosensing", featured in the back cover of the latest issue of Advanced Materials (Read More)
  • May 6, 2020 - Magnetic levitation is used by researchers to separate molecularly indistinguishable populations at the single‐cell level (Read More)
  • May 4, 2020 - How to put neurons into cages (Read More)
  • Mar 25, 2020 - Cost-effect metasurface fabrication with DVD-templated approach for biosensing (Read More)
  • Feb 14, 2020 - Our latest study on "Soft Ring‐Shaped Cellu‐Robots with Simultaneous Locomotion in Batches", featured in the back cover of the latest issue of Advanced Materials (Read More)
  • Feb 26, 2020 - Multiple cellular robots in response to a common acoustic stimulus (Read More)
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Dr. Fernando Soto is awarded the "SMIS Fellowship! (Read More)