Welcome to the BAST Lab at Southern Methodist University.
We are active in research covering a wide variety of topics, including:
•Single molecule biophysics
•Single cell analysis
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Tiny surgical robots that swim through the bloodstream:
Imagine robots that are so tiny that they can assemble themselves and swim through a patient’s arteries. We looked to bacteria for inspiration when designing these prototypes based on magnetic nanoparticles. The micro-swimmer robots could make some types of surgery unnecessary by unclogging arteries or delivering a drug to a precise location in the body. They should be ready for widespread use within four years.
We are an interdisciplinary experimental group that is developing small scale materials and devices for biological applications. ongoing research program can be broadly categorized into three core subject areas: transport phenomena, bioinspired systems design and fabrication, and single molecule biophysics. Although each core program consists of a distinct project, we would like to emphasize their synergistic nature - advances in one core are expected to drive the development of the...
Armin Davish has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation: Electrodeformation in Solid-State Nanpores and Its Applications for Characterization of Nanoscale Vesicles and Viruses. Dr. Darvish will join Two Pore Guys for the development of nanopore technology. Congratuations, Dr. Darvish! (May 2016).
Hoyeon Kim has been selected to receive the 2015-16 College of Engineering Lindquist Award! Congratulations on your accomplishments! (May 2016).
G. Goyal*, R. Mulero*, J. Ali, A. Darvish, M. J. Kim
*equally contributed to this paper
"Low aspect ratio micropores for single-particle and single-cell"
H. Kim, J. Ali, K. Phuyal, S. Park, M. J. Kim
"Investigation of bacterial chemotaxis using simple three-point microfluidic systems"
Rutkowska, K.J. Freedman, J. Skalkowska, M. J. Kim, J.B. Edel, T. Albrecht
"Electrodeposition and bipolar effects in metallized nanopores and their use in the detection of insulin"