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Bioinstrumentation and BioMEMS Laboratory

About Our Laboratory

Spotlight On Lab Members

  • Doctoral student Leslie Simms selected for the prestigious Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research.
  • Former doctoral student Konstantin Zamuruyev was awarded the UC Davis Graduate Studies 2019 College of Engineering Zuhair Munir Best Dissertation.
  • Prof. Davis to be inducted as 2019 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Prof. Davis to be inducted as 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

November 2023: Bioinstrumentation and BioMEMS Laboratory.

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: