BIOANALYTICAL LAB FOR INTEGRATED SENSOR SYSTEMS Research
BLISS research seeks to create new devices to help better understand some of the fundamental principles in biology and medicine. For example, cell-to-cell signaling through protein and small molecule release is a hallmark of biological communication. Chemical signaling is responsible for a wide range of functions ranging from cell division to chemotaxis. One difficulty in understanding the actions of molecular communication is our inability to visualize their formation through biological tissues across multiple length scales. BLISS develops new technology to better visualize the molecular language of cellular communication. BLISS also seeks to develop new diagnostic platforms with highly sensitive sensor devices for multiple target analytes with a small form factor and low power consumption for future point-of-care (POC) applications.