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April 2014

Chris Chapman is awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Congrats, Chris!

 

 

December 2013

A collaborative paper with UC Davis - Center for Biophotonics, titled “Fabrication and characterization of flexible and tunable plasmonic nanostructures,” is published in Scientific Reports by Nature Publishing.

 

 

November 2013

Dr. Ling Wang joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Universitat Politčcnica, Spain. His BS degree is in Life Sciences from University of Science and Technology of China, China. He will be developing miniaturized platforms to construct neuronal circuits for biosensor applications. Welcome, Ling!

 

 

July 2013

Our group’s first paper titled “Microfabrication of nanoporous gold patterns for cell-material interaction studies” is published online in the Journal of Visual Experiments. Congrats to all!

 

 

July 2013

Tatiana Dorofeeva joins the group as a graduate student researcher. She is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She earned her BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and at the University of Virginia respectively. She will be developing electrical sensor platforms for cell imaging. Welcome, Tatiana!

 

 

June 2013

Chris Chapman is awarded a Biotechnology Program Fellowship from the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Program (DEB) at UC Davis. Congrats, Chris!

 

 

March 2013

Pallavi Daggumati passes her PhD qualifying examination in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Congrats, Pallavi!

 

 

March 2013

Özge Kurtuluş passes her PhD qualifying examination in Chemical Engineering. Congrats, Özge!

 

 

March 2013

Professor Şeker becomes an Associate Scientific Advisor for Science Translational Medicine.

 

 

March 2013

Damla Dimlioğlu passes her preliminary exam in Electrical Engineering. Congrats, Damla!

 

 

March 2013

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for research on nanotechnology and neuroengineering. Details can be found here.

 

 

March 2013

Our book chapter titled “Microfluidics: On-Chip Platforms as In Vitro Disease Models” is published in Microfluidic Technologies for Human Health by World Scientific Publishing Company.

 

 

February 2013

Dr. Juan Manuel Artés Vivancos joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher and will be co-advised by Professor Josh Hihath. He received his PhD in Biotechnology and MS degrees in Biotechnology and Experimental Chemistry from University of Barcelona, Spain. His BS degrees are in Biotechnology and Biochemistry from Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. He will be developing nucleic acid-based sensors for real time monitoring of biomarkers. Welcome, JuanMa!

 

 

January 2013

Professor Şeker joins Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Graduate Program at UC Davis.

 

 

October 2012

Özge Kurtuluş wins a departmental poster award for her work illustrating nanoporous gold as a biomedical device coating. The event attendees included the Board of Visitors and several biotech companies. Congrats, Özge!

 

 

September 2012

Damla Dimlioğlu joins the group as a graduate student researcher. She is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She earned her BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She will be developing cell-based electrophysiological sensor platforms. Welcome, Damla!

 

 

August 2012

Professor Şeker is awarded a UC Lab Fees Grant in collaboration with Dr. Monika Biener at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This three-year award will focus on the development of miniaturized cell-based sensors that utilize nanostructured electrode-neuron combinations for the detection and identification of neurotoxins.

 

 

August 2012

Pallavi Daggumati joins the group as a graduate student researcher. She is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She earned her BS degree in Information and Communication Technology at DA-IICT in India and MS degree in Electrical Engineering at Duke University. She will be studying nanostructure-biomolecule interactions for the enhancement of biosensor performance. Welcome, Pallavi!

 

 

August 2012

Chris Chapman is awarded a Graduate Assistance Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship from the US Department of Education. Congrats, Chris!

 

 

July 2012

Professor Şeker is a part of an interdisciplinary team that is awarded a Research Investments in the Sciences and Engineering (RISE) grant. This three-year award will focus on the development of biosensors for the detection and identification of human and plant pathogens.

 

 

July 2012

Chris Chapman joins the group as a graduate student researcher. He is a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He earned his BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He will be working on high-throughput biosensor screening platforms. Welcome, Chris!

 

 

June 2012

Professor Şeker is awarded a UC Davis Academic Senate Grant. This one-year seed grant will facilitate the electrochemical testing of nanostructured sensors.

 

 

June 2012

John Flynn and Ramya Raman join the group as summer student researchers. They will be working on various projects related to material-tissue interactions and learning valuable lab techniques.

 

 

May 2012

Özge Kurtuluş passes her preliminary exam in Chemical Engineering. Congrats, Özge!

 

 

April 2012

Our paper titled “Ex vivo gene delivery to hepatocytes: techniques, challenges, and underlying mechanisms” is published online in the journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

 

 

April 2012

Professor Şeker gives an invited talk titled “Nanotechnology & Neuroengineering” at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

 

 

March 2012

Our paper titled “Microfabrication-compatible nanoporous gold foams as biomaterials for drug delivery” is featured as Front Cover in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.

 

 

December 2011

Our paper titled “Solving Medical Problems with BioMEMS” is published in the magazine IEEE Pulse.

 

 

November 2011

Professor Şeker joins the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Program at UC Davis.

 

 

November 2011

Our paper titled “Platinum nanoparticle-facilitated reflective surfaces for non-contact temperature control in microfluidic devices for PCR amplification” is published in the journal Lab on a Chip.

 

 

November 2011

Professor Şeker joins Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Program at UC Davis.

 

 

October 2011

Professor Şeker joins Graduate Group in Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis.

 

 

October 2011

Özge Kurtuluş joins the group as a graduate student researcher and will be co-advised by Professor Atul Parikh. She is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. She earned her BS in Chemistry at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She will be working on stimuli-responsive drug delivery platforms. Welcome, Özge!

 

 

September 2011

Professor Şeker joins the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis.