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 24, 2014
    Last week was grand slam in the Takayama Lab. Round the bases with Steve (Integrative Biology), Chris (Lab on a Chip), Joe (Lab on a Chip), and alumna Angela (Biomicrofluidics).

March 15, 2014
    John is off to his new position as Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. Best of luck!

February 27, 2014
    That's Doctor Lai to you. Congrats to David who passed his defense yesterday evening!

January 28, 2014
    It's not 2014 until we say it is. Fortunately, we say it is. So go ahead and check out our newest papers while flipping that calendar over!

November 1, 2013
    A double whammy from Byoung Choul. Take a look at his paper with Jessi in J Mat Sci, then check out his paper in Scientific Reports!