About Dana's research on GMR Mobile Diagnostic Tools:
GMR sensing can enable rapid quantification of virtually any biomarker (proteins, peptides, drugs, etc.) in complex matrices, e.g., saliva, blood or urine, and on very small sample volumes. My research will combine the benefits of GMR sensing and the selectivity of antibodies and specialized aptamers to detect small molecules and deliver data quickly through Bluetooth. This kind of novel, low-cost, highly sensitive POC system can be functionalized to detect a wide range of small molecules. Any small molecule that has a designer capture agent could be easily quantified to unprecedented sensitivities, making the system a versatile tool for use in biomedical, chemical, environmental, and many other types of research.
Katie Antilla received an ARCS award and was selected by the Northern California Chapter of the ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation as an ARCS Scholar for the 2021-22 academic year. Congrats, Katie!
We are thrilled to learn that Rahul Kartikeya Lall, a senior in Electrical Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of this year’s Frederick Emmons Terman Award for academic achievement in engineering. This award is presented to only the top 30 students of each year’s senior engineering class. Hearty congratulations, Rahul! Rahul is completing an honor thesis with Prof. Wang, and will enroll in the PhD program of UC Berkeley.
Congratulations to Bryce Yao for successfully defending his dissertation on A Point of Care Testing System with Giant Magnetoresistive Biosensors! His PhD degree is awarded in Electrical Engineering. We wish Bryce all the best in his new adventures with Calumeo and beyond!