April 2017

Professor Sunitha Nagrath is featured in Michigan Engineering article on the collaboration of engineers with clinicians to fight cancer.

March 2017

Dr. Rhonda Jack examines CTC heterogeneity using microfluidic continuum sorting (published in Lab on a Chip).

January 2017

The College of Engineering profiles Dr. Rhonda Jack’s journey to becoming a published researcher.

Tae Hyun Kim successfully defends his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Kim!

November 2016

Rhonda Jack successfully defends her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Jack!

October 2016

Molly Kozminsky collaborates with the Day Lab to show the role of HER2 and EGFR in prostate cancer metastasis to the bone (published in Cancer Research).

Heather Fairbairn, Emma Purcell, and Kaylee Smith join the group. Welcome!

September 2016

Professor Nagrath and Rhonda Jack provide perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges for Pancreatic Circulating Tumor Cells in the journal Gastroenterology.

Molly Kozminsky and Professor Nagrath contribute to Elsevier's textbook "Cancer Stem Cells: Targeting the Roots of Cancer, Seeds of Metastasis, and Sources of Therapy Resistance" with a discussion on microfluidic technologies and clinical applications.

Vasudha Murlidhar successfully defends her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Murlidhar!

August 2016

Dr. Zhuo Zhang performs ex vivo drug testing on expanded lung CTCs based on a detected EML4-ALK rearrangement (published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology)

July 2016

Vasudha Murlidhar and Lianette Rivera-Baez answer the question "Who wins?" between affinity and label-free isolation of circulating tumor cells for Small.

June 2016

Vasudha Murlidhar discusses circulating markers for early detection in lung cancer in Cancers.

Professor Nagrath is honored with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Speaker Award for 2015. Congratulations!

May 2016

Professor Nagrath is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. Congratulations!

Professor Nagrath, Rhonda Jack, Lianette Rivera, and Mina Zeinali present at the AACR Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer in Orlando.

Tae Hyun Kim wins the Lab on a Chip poster prize at the MBSTP annual symposium. Eric Lin wins a second place poster prize. Congratulations!

April 2016

Tae Hyun Kim and Eric Lin present at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Michigan Engineering website reports on the microfluidic CTC capture/release device.

Dr. Hyeun Joong Yoon, Yang Wang, and Molly Kozminsky use graphene oxide and a temperature-sensitive polymer in a microfluidic CTC capture/release device (published in Advanced Materials).

Khadijah Hussain is awarded a ribbon for her UROP poster. Congratulations, Khadijah!

Rhonda Jack and colleagues perform ultra-specific isolation of circulating tumor cells, enabling rare-cell RNA profiling, published in Advanced Science.

March 2016

Tae Hyun Kim, Vasudha Murlidhar, and Yang Wang present at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco. Yang Wang wins best poster.

February 2016

Molly Kozminsky and Yang Wang discuss the incorporation of microfluidics into circulating tumor cell isolation for clinical applications Circulating Tumor Cells in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering.

Molly Kozminsky and Professor Nagrath contribute to Springer text book Circulating Tumor Cells.

October 2015

Vasudha Murlidhar and collaborator Dr. Rishindra Reddy show increased CTC yield from pulmonary vein sampling in early-stage lung cancer

Kathryn Bumila and Sarah Owen join the group. Welcome!

September 2015

Dr. Zhuo Zhang reviews CTCs as a liquid biopsy in lung cancer for Frontiers in Oncology.

Congratulations to Dr. Zhuo Zhang on the successful defense of her dissertation!

May 2015

Rhonda Jack is awarded best presentation of µFO seminars at the annual MBSTP symposium. Mina Zeinali and Eric Lin are awarded prizes for the poster presentation. Congratulations, everyone!

April 2015

Professor Nagrath is named a Lefkovsky Scholar. Congratulations!

Molly Kozminsky, Eric Lin, Vasudha Murlidhar, Lianette Rivera, Dr. Hyeun Joong Yoon, Mina Zeinali, and Zhuo Zhang present posters at the AACR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

Professor Nagrath is profiled on the Cancer Center website regarding the quest for early diagnosis in pancreatic cancer.

December 2014

Tae Hyun Kim publishes on engineering strategies for developing cascading spiral microdevices in AIP Biomicrofluidics.

Jennifer Zhuo Zhang's CTC expansion research is featured on the University of Michigan College of Engineering website.

Jennifer Zhuo Zhang publishes a novel coculture strategy for lung cancer CTC expansion in Oncotarget.

October 2014

Rhonda Jack receives the Talwar Award for Exceptional Research. Congratulation, Rhonda!

Ting-Wen Lo joins the group. Welcome!

July 2014

Vasudha Murlidhar publishes on her radial flow CTC capture device in Small.

Eric Lin is selected for a Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program (MBSTP) fellowship. Congratulations, Eric!

May 2014

Vasudha Murlidhar is awarded a best poster award at the annual MBSTP symposium. Congratulations, Vasudha!

April 2014

Dr. Shailender Singh Kanwar, Vasudha Murlidhar, Yang Wang, Mina Zeinali, and Zhuo Zhang present posters at the AACR Annual Meeting.

Molly Kozminsky is awarded a 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

March 2014

Dr. Shailender S. Kanwar's research article co-authored with Christopher James Dunlay, Diane M. Simeone and Sunitha Nagrath entitled "Microfluidic device (ExoChip) for On-Chip isolation, quantification and characterization of circulating exosomes" is published in the journal Lab on a Chip.

Dr. Hyeun Joong Yoon and Molly Kozminsky review the use of nanomaterials in CTC isolation and analysis technologies in ACS Nano.

October 2013

The graphene oxide chip is featured in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.

The graphene oxide chip is featured in the following news outlets: e! Science News, Nanowerk, EurekAlert!,, Health Canal, Science Newsline, The Medical News, R&D, Science Daily, Medical News Today

September 2013

University of Michigan News Service: Liquid biopsy could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Nagrath is profiled in The Telegraph - Calcutta with a focus on recent work on the graphene oxide device.

Dr. Hyeun Joong Yoon publishes in Nature Nanotechnology on his novel graphene oxide device.

May 2013

An interview with Dr. Shailender Singh Kanwar is featured in the monthly newsletter NCRC-MomentUM.

April 2013

Dr. Shailender Singh Kanwar receives Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Research Mentor- Honorable Mention during annual UROP Research Sponsor Award Ceremony.

Lianette Rivera is awarded an NSF 2013 Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

Feb 2013

Dr. Hyeun Joong Yoon receives the LNF Golden Tweezers Service Award for mentorship.

Jan 2013

Professor Nagrath receives Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Career Development Award.

Zhuo Zhang and Professor Nagrath publish in Biomedical Microdevices: "Microfluidics and cancer: are we there yet?"

Dec 2012

Vasudha Murlidhar wins Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2013. Congratulations!

Nov 2012

Dr. Hyeun Joong, Tae Hyun (Kevin) Kim, and Eric Lin present posters at AlChE.

Oct 2012

Molly Kozminsky and Lianette Rivera join the group. Welcome!

Apr 2012

Professor Nagrath receives a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award.

Feb 2012

The Nagrath Lab moves to NCRC.

Oct 2011

Dr. Hyeun Joong Yoon presents posters at MicroTAS and AlChE conferences.

Tae Hyun (Kevin) Kim, Rhonda Jack, and Yang (Angela) Wang join the group. Welcome!

Aug 2011

Dr. Shailender Singh Kanwar, Eric Lin, and Vasudha Murlidhar join the group. Welcome!

April 2011

Professor Nagrath presents poster at AACR conference.

Nikon Ti Eclipse fluorescent microscope is purchased.

March 2011

The Nagrath Lab moves to ERB 1236.

Jan 2011

Professor Nagrath's prostate cancer research in the news: Chip Detects Cancer Cells in Trial Blood Tests, The Real Agenda

Oct 2010

Professor Nagrath speaking with press in AACR 2010

April 2010

Professor Nagrath's AACR prostate cancer research in news:

Test Pinpoints Aggressive Prostate Tumors, WebMD Health News

Chip Detects Cancer Cells in Blood, Newsmax Health

Analyzing Prostate Cancer Using The CTC-chip-Insights into the Prognosis of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Dec 2009

Professor Nagrath's capture video at NCI

July 2008

Professor Nagrath's research is highlighted in NIH (NIBIB)