The Biomedical Engineering program at CSB brings together four different labs (Lee, Im, Castro and Weissleder) interested in medical applications of next generations technologies. Members of the Program meet weekly to discuss the latest research, plan future experiments, review the literature and interact with other groups. Some of the innovative technologies developed to date are shown below.
Microfluidic chip for exosome analysis
This chip integrates pneumatic valves, membrance filters, and a microcoil. Exosomes are magnetically labeled on chip, and detected by NMR.
Microfiltration device for exosome collection
The device directly filters whole bloods and collects extracellular vesicles. The filter sets are clamped by a pair of ring magnets.
Nanoplasmonic exosome (nPLEX) sensor
The sensor contains nanohole arrays that sustain surface plasmon resonance. It detect exosomes in a label-free manner.
Microfluidic cell sorter
Based on size separation, this device enriches CTCs from unprocessed whole bloods, and allows for on-chip culture and molecular profiling.
Batool SM, Hsia T, Beecroft A, Lewis B, Ekanayake E, Rosenfeld Y, Escobedo AK, Gamblin AS, Rawal S, Cote RJ, Watson M, Wong DTW, Patel AA, Skog J, Papadopoulos N, Bettegowda C, Castro CM, Lee H, Srivastava S, Carter BS, Balaj L Extrinsic and intrinsic preanalytical variables affecting liquid biopsy in cancer. Cell Rep Med. 2023;:101196 - PMID: 37725979 - DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2023.101196
Batool SM, Yekula A, Khanna P, Hsia T, Gamblin AS, Ekanayake E, Escobedo AK, You DG, Castro CM, Im H, Kilic T, Garlin MA, Skog J, Dinulescu DM, Dudley J, Agrawal N, Cheng J, Abtin F, Aberle DR, Chia D, Elashoff D, Grognan T, Krysan K, Oh SS, Strom C, Tu M, Wei F, Xian RR, Skates SJ, Zhang DY, Trinh T, Watson M, Aft R, Rawal S, Agarwal A, Kesmodel SB, Yang C, Shen C, Hochberg FH, Wong DTW, Patel AA, Papadopoulos N, Bettegowda C, Cote RJ, Srivastava S, Lee H, Carter BS, Balaj L The Liquid Biopsy Consortium: Challenges and opportunities for early cancer detection and monitoring. Cell Rep Med. 2023;:101198 - PMID: 37716353 - DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2023.101198
Jo A, Green A, Medina JE, Iyer S, Ohman AW, McCarthy ET, Reinhardt F, Gerton T, Demehin D, Mishra R, Kolin DL, Zheng H, Cheon J, Crum CP, Weinberg RA, Rueda BR, Castro CM, Dinulescu DM, Lee H Inaugurating High-Throughput Profiling of Extracellular Vesicles for Earlier Ovarian Cancer Detection. Adv Sci (Weinh). 2023;10(27):e2301930 - PMID: 37485618 - DOI: 10.1002/advs.202301930
Hsia T, You DG, Politis MG, Batool SM, Ekanayake E, Lee H, Carter BS, Balaj L Rigorous Comparison of Extracellular Vesicle Processing to Enhance Downstream Analysis for Glioblastoma Characterization. Adv Biol (Weinh). 2023;:e2300233 - PMID: 37670402 - DOI: 10.1002/adbi.202300233
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The Biomedical Engineering Team had their Annual Summer BBQ.
Young Kwan Cho (the Lee Lab) was featured in a hospital-wide poster during MGH Graduate Student Appreciation Week. We appreciate all graduate students for their dedication to research. Congratulations Young Kwan!
Ala Jo (Lee Lab) was selected as Sejong Research Fellow (Korea), a highly prestigious and competitive position for an independent researcher. Congratulations Ala!!
Dr. Jin-Ho Park in the Lee lab has been awarded with Alumni Fellowship from Soongsil University (Korea) for his excellence in research. Congratulations Jin-Ho!
Ismail Degani (Lee Lab) was awarded with a prestigious MathWorks Fellowship for his work of combining diagnostic systems with machine learning. Congratulations Ish!