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Albert Folch's Biography



Albert Folch, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington

Albert Folch’s lab works at the interface between microfluidics and cancer. He received both his BSc (1989) and PhD (1994) in Physics from the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, in 1989. During his Ph.D. he was a visiting scientist from 1990–91 at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab working on AFM under Dr. Miquel Salmeron. From 1994–1996, he was a postdoc at MIT developing MEMS under Martin Schmidt (EECS) and Mark Wrighton (Chemistry). In 1997, he joined Mehmet Toner’s lab as a postdoc at Harvard-MGH to apply soft lithography to tissue engineering. He has been at Seattle’s UW BioE since June 2000, where he is now a full Professor, accumulating over 9,800 citations. In 20 years, he has supervised 18 postdocs (17% of whom have reached faculty rank), 12 Ph.D. students (25% faculty rank), 15 M.S. students, and >40 undergraduates. In 2001 he received an NSF Career Award, in 2006 a NASA Space Act Award, and in 2014 he was elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows (Class of 2015). He serves on the Advisory Board of Lab on a Chip since 2006 and in the Editorial Board of Micromachines since 2019. He is the author of 5 books (sole author), including “Introduction to BioMEMS” (2012, Taylor&Francis), a textbook adopted by >88 departments in 18 countries, and “Microfluidics: Hidden in Plain Sight” (MIT Press, to appear in mid-2021). Since 2007, the lab runs a celebrated outreach art program called BAIT (Bringing Art Into Technology), which has produced seven exhibits, a popular resource gallery of >2,000 free images related to microfluidics and microfabrication, and a YouTube channel that plays microfluidic videos with music which accumulates ~157,000 visits since 2009.

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Tubeless Microfluidic Systems for Personalized Chemotherapy

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2012-09-25 09:00:002012-09-25 10:00:00Europe/LondonTubeless Microfluidic Systems for Personalized Chemotherapy Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress in San Diego, USASan Diego, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Presently, oncologists do not directly assess tumor chemosensitivity prior to choosing a chemotherapeutic regimen, resulting in inefficient therapies. Here we show a multiplexed microfluidic assay that utilizes intact tumor tissue and could be used to rapidly predict tumor chemosensitivity to a large panel of drugs prior to initiation of therapy.


Add to Calendar ▼2012-09-25 00:00:002012-09-26 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip World CongressLab-on-a-Chip World Congress in San Diego, USASan Diego, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com