The Microtechnology, Medicine and Biology lab is focused on the novel and simple use of microscale physics and phenomena to create tools and methods to further biological and medical goals ranging from basic science to research tools to diagnostics.  We are especially interested and engaged in applying the lab's technologies to cancer, global health and multi kingdom interactions.  The MMB lab is very multidisciplinary and collaborative, working across disciplines and disease boundaries to create solutions that can be translated into widespread use.


Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
— Steve Jobs

What We've Achieved

  • Completed a trial comparing viral load results from 125 HIV + patients demonstrating equivalence with the current gold standard assay in Uganda
  • Translated cell-based assays into products
  • Developed and used novel separation technology to discover new protein interactions
  • Developed and used new co-culture systems to discover tumor cell-stromal cell signaling in breast cancer