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Bioinstrumentation and BioMEMS Laboratory

About Our Laboratory

Spotlight On Lab Members

  • Daniel Peirano awarded NSF Veterans Research Supplement Fellowship.
  • Konstantin Zamuruyev selected for second year of prestigious NIH T32 fellowship as a part of our campus trainning program.
  • Prof. Mike Schivo jointly awarded the "Joan Oettinger Memorial Award" in Internal Medicine.
  • Prof. Davis selected as 2016 Fellow of AIMBE.

MAY 2016 group photo (left to right): (back forth row) Ilya Anishchenko, Daniel Peirano, Seth Dike, Yuriy Zrodnikov; (middle third row) Alexandria Falcon, Alexander Fung, Alexander Schmidt, Yasas Rajapakse; (middle second row) Michael LeVasseur, Tamina Schneider, Roy Gilboa, Paul Hichwa; (front first row) Eva Borras, Mitchell McCartney, Mei Yamaguchi, Konstantin Zamuruyev, Michael Schivo; (front) Prof. Cristina Davis. [not pictured: Stephanie Fung, Phil McGinty]

Our research group's work focuses on cutting edge research on the design and implementation of analytical sensors -- especially chemical sensors. We occupy ~1,000 ft2 of dedicated laboratory space on the main University of California, Davis campus.

There exists an urgent need for sensors that can rapidly, accurately, and specifically detect extremely small concentrations of chemical and biological materials. Such technologies can make an impact on everything from public health to national defense.

Along with researchers in industry, our group is developing new sensor systems suitable for rapid diagnosis of various pulmonary diseases. Similarly, we are also applying variations on this technology for the early detection of chemical and biological agents. By drawing parallels in chemical/metabolite detection for clinical and defense applications, we can now develop "dual-use" sensors that are less expensive to bring through the development pipeline and can be applied to a wide spectrum of problems.

This core thrust in our research requires a multidisciplinary effort between biology, chemistry, mathematics, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

A broad range of research topics are being pursued by our lab members, including: