Simple devices to create tissues that can replicate patient specific organ function have the potential to impact many areas of biomedicine (e.g. point-of-care diagnostics, tailored therapy, and basic research.) The goal of this project is to create and test a simple microfluidic system for replicating anatomical packing of Hepatocyte cells. This involves design, fabrication, and testing of a simple microfluidic system followed by cell culturing to seed the device.
This project requires knowledge of BioMEMS fabrication techniques as well as experience cultivating and maintaining cells.
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: Experience with SU-8 and PDMS Microfabrication, Ability to work independently, Basic 2D CAD design in AutoCAD, Experience with basic culture technology
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Julian Lippmann
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Office: 301 Bonner Hall
Phone: 716 645-8499