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

January 21, 2015
    Byoung Choul and Priyan score the lab's first paper of 2015. Check it out in Lab on a Chip!

December 27, 2014
    Just before new year's: Chris, Brendan, and co.'s latest on 3D high throughput screening (HTS).

December 4, 2014
    Check out Tai (and Chris's and Steve's) latest at Acta Biomaterialia!

December 4, 2014
    Check out Priyan and SCLP's paper in micromachines!

November 23, 2014
    Regular old Chris is now Prof. Moraes! Check out his lab's website at McGill University.