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SELECTBIO Conferences BioMEMS, Microfluidics & Biofabrication: Technologies and Applications

Savas Tasoglu's Biography

Savas Tasoglu, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Dr. Savas Tasoglu joined the University of Connecticut in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from UC Berkeley, with a research focus on transport phenomena and pharmacokinetics of anti-HIV microbicide drug delivery. Dr. Tasoglu held a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology until he joined UConn in 2014. His current research interests are: point-of-care diagnostic devices, bioprinting, magnetic focusing and levitation, microfluidics, and regenerative medicine. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including Bioprinting, Scientific Reports, International Journal of Bioprinting, and Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine. Dr. Tasoglu’s achievements in research and teaching have been recognized by fellowships and awards including American Heart Association Scientist Development Award, Chang-Lin Tien Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering, and UC Berkeley Institute Fellowship for Preparing Future Faculty. Dr. Tasoglu has published 40+ articles in journals such as: Nature Communications, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, PNAS, Small, ACS Nano, Chemical Society Reviews, Trends in Biotechnology, Scientific Reports, Physics of Fluids, and Journal of Computational Neuroscience. His work featured the cover of Advanced Materials, Small, Trends in Biotechnology, and Physics of Fluids and highlighted in Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Medicine, Boston Globe, Reuters Health, and Boston Magazine.

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Development of a Magnetic Levitation Platform for Rapid and On-Site Medical Diagnostics

Friday, 17 March 2017 at 12:00

Add to Calendar ▼2017-03-17 12:00:002017-03-17 13:00:00Europe/LondonDevelopment of a Magnetic Levitation Platform for Rapid and On-Site Medical

Currently, many medical diagnostic procedures are inefficient and inaccessible to a large population in the world because these procedures require advanced and expensive testing equipment as well as labor-intensive protocols to be carried out by a trained technician. Here, we present a versatile platform technology designed for point-of-care diagnostics which uses magnetic levitation to separate cells on the basis of their densities and measure the density distribution of the cells in a patient sample. We have demonstrated its versatility in the ability to measure density change in cells for a range of diagnostic applications including sickle cell disease diagnosis, white blood cell cytometry, and rare object detection in biological samples.

Add to Calendar ▼2017-03-16 00:00:002017-03-17 00:00:00Europe/LondonBioMEMS, Microfluidics and Biofabrication: Technologies and