Contact Info:

Shuichi Takayama, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Department of Biomedical Engineering

A183 Bldg. 10 NCRC
Biointerfaces Institute
2800 Plymouth Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 615-5539
Fax: (734) 936-1905

The Micro/Nano/Molecular Biotechnology Lab is educationally affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program (MACRO). Our lab is physically located within the Biointerfaces Institute (BI) and is adjacent to and affiliated with the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC).

We construct organs-on-a-chip systems to dissect cell signaling pathways, understand disease physiology, test therapeutics, and perform cell-based therapies. Tunable nanofluidic systems are used to perform multi-color histone mapping of single strands of chromatin. And aqueous two phase systems (ATPS) micropatterning enables cell printing and droplet-based bioassays.

Examples of specific projects include: Microfluidic models of cancer metastasis, Lung-on-a-chip, In vitro fertilization on a chip, Phase locking analysis in GPCR signaling, and Validation of protein biomarkers of disease for development of diagnostics.

Recent News

March 27, 2015
    Steve passed his defense. Congratulations Dr. Cavnar!

March 25, 2015
    David's PhD thesis was one of ten to win the campus-wide ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award! Check out the story here.

March 4, 2015
    David's review is available at the Journal of Biomechanics! Take a look here

February 24, 2015
    ShuLab is looking for a postdoc. Check out the posting here!

February 17, 2015
    John's paper is published at Advanced Functional Materials, check it out here.