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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.

We welcome your feedback! Please feel free to send your comments to kaush29@stanford.edu.

Dr. Utkan Demirci, PhD

BAMM Lab Members

In the News


  • Jan 29, 2017 - Dr. Utkan Demirci is awarded the "Basic Scientist of the Year award" by the Stanford Department of Radiology!
  • Jan 24, 2017 - Our latest study on "Photonic crystals: emerging biosensors and their promise for point-of-care applications", featured in the back cover of the latest issue of RSC Chemical Society Reviews (Read More)
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Magnetic Device Lets Smartphones Test Your Blood (Read More)
  • Jun 29, 2015 - Sorting cells through levitation (Read More)