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 Microfabrication and Organs-on-a-Chip Team

Microfabrication and Organs-on-a-Chip Team

Left to right: Phil Samson, Allison Price, Dmitry Markov, Jennifer McKenzie, Erik Werner, Kevin Seale, Cheryl Cosby, John Wikswo, Virginia Pensabene, David Schaffer, Libby Johnson, Ron Reiserer, Sarazen, Haile, Frank Block, and Don Berry; Seated: Vanessa Allwardt

The Wikswo team focuses on the development of microfluidic devices and instrumentation to study hybrid silicon/biological systems and organs-on-a-chip.


Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors Team

Cliffel Group

The Cliffel team is part of the Chemistry Department at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education. We focus on electroanalytical measurements in nanoscale and on biological systems, as well as synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles.


Biophotonics, Biomechanics and Toxicology Team

Hutson Team

Left to right: Alexander Auner, Monica Lacy, Ty McCleery, Sarah Crews, Shane Hutson, and David Mashburn

The central theme of biophotonics is the interaction of biological systems with light. The Hutson team is involved in research projects that investigate the physical mechanisms of laser ablation and laser-microsurgery. We also use these tools to probe the mechanics of biological systems.


Structural Mass Spectrometry and Omni-Omics Team

McLean Group

Left to right: Sarah Stow, Katrina Leaptrot, Nichole Lareau, , Kelly Hines, Cody Goodwin, Jody May, Jay Forsythe, John McLean, Rafael Montenegro and

The McLean team focuses on the design, construction, and application of advanced technologies for structural mass spectrometry, in particular, for studies in structural proteomics, chemical biology, and biophysics.