The International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) is proud to present Matt Dubach, a Bioengineering PhD student here at Northeastern. Matt will be present a talk on his research in “Optical Sensors for Chemical Detection in Biological Systems” on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM, in room 22 International Village.
The expertise in nanotechnology is rapidly growing, leading to multiple biological and medical applications that were not feasible in the past. Matt’s lab has been working to develop chemical tools based on nanotechnology for biological applications. The majority of their work has been to create optical sensors that fluorescently respond to ion or analyte concentrations that are of interest. There are two major applications of this technology: drug screening of ion channel interaction in cellular studies, and in-vivo continuous monitoring of physiological analyte concentrations using tattoos. This talk will provide an overview of their goals, approach, and what considerations come into play during development.
Matt received his B.S. from Lehigh University in Chemical Engineering and subsequently worked in the Biomedical Engineering group at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA. While there he worked with Dr. Heather Clark, now a professor at NU in Pharmaceutical Sciences, on developing optical sensors for biological detection. He is currently a PhD student in the Bioengineering program and an IGERT nanomedicine trainee in the laboratory of Dr. Clark. Matt has 13 peer reviewed publications, has presented at 8 technical conferences, and is the author of 3 pending or published patents.
Food and refreshments available.