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Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
2115 Carl A. Gerstacker Building
2200 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099
Phone: (734) 615-5539
Fax: (734) 936-1905
More Info: Professor Takayama's research group focuses on constructing microscale models of the body. Much of our body is comprised of small vessels, tubes, ducts and channels. In other words, our body is a sort of microfluidic circuit. The Takayama lab borrows tools from the microelectronics industry to create man-made microfluidic circuitry with living cells inside of them. The lab also utilizes aqueous two phase systems and nanochannels created by fracture fabrication to analyze proteins, disease biomarkers, DNA, and chromatin. Specific applications include construction of artificial blood vessels to study breast cancer metastasis, generation of engineered small airways to study lung disease, and enhancing in vitro fertilization treatments by making artificial oviducts to manipulate sperm, eggs, and embryos. The lab also develop tools for high throughput drug testing and multiplexed disease biomarker assays. More fundamental research such as dissecting cell signaling networks, analyzing cell chemotaxis, and manipulating bacterial communities is also performed utilizing microfluidic technologies.
Research Areas: Bio-MEMS and Microfluidics, Bio-Nanotechnology, Biofluids, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
Jointly Appointed Faculty
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
2636 Bob and Betty Beyster Bldg
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-212
Phone: (734) 764-8722
Research Areas: Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Functional and Molecular Imaging.