Zeqi Niu Joins the Group.
October, 2017: Welcome to the Nagrath Laboratory!
A blood test can predict early lung cancer prognosis
September, 2017: Dr. Vasudha Murlidhar and Professor Sunitha Nagrath Featured in Michigan Engineering
Dr. Vasudha Murlidhar and Professor Sunitha Nagrath are featured in Michigan Engineering for work on circulating tumor cell clusters.
The release highlights Dr. Murlidhar's recently published work using a microfluidic chip of her own design to investigate venous circulating tumor cell clusters for potential use as a biomarker in a liquid biopsy.
Vasudha and colleagues investigate Venous Circulating Tumor Cell Clusters in Early Stage Lung Cancers
September, 2017: Dr. Vasudha Murlidhar published in Cancer Research
Dr. Vasudha Murlidhar shows that clusters isolated from peripheral blood samples are indicative of poor prognosis in lung cancer.
Labyrinth chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells
September, 2017: Dr. Eric Lin and Dr. Lianette Rivera-Báez Featured in Michigan Engineering
Dr. Eric Lin and Dr. Lianette Rivera-Báez are featured in Michigan Engineering for their work on designing and designing the Labyrinth, a label-free, sized based microfluidic device designed for the isolation of circulating tumor cells.
This technology, created in collaboration with the lab of Dr Wicha, has the potential for use in patient monitoring during clinical trials
Dr. Eric Lin and Dr. Lianette Rivera-Báez design and validate the high-throughput microfluidic Labyrinth for the label-free isolation of circulating tumor cells
September, 2017: Dr. Eric Lin and Dr. Lianette Rivera-Báez published in Cell Systems
The microfluidic Labyrinth enables size-based separation and subsequent single-cell analysis.
Eric Lin successfully defends his thesis.
August, 2017: Congratulations Dr. Lin!
Molly Kozminsky successfully defends her thesis.
August, 2017: Congratulations Dr. Kozminsky!
Lianette Rivera-Báez successfully defends her thesis.
June, 2017: Congratulations Dr. Rivera-Báez!
Yang (Angela) Wang successfully defends her thesis.
May, 2017: Congratulations Dr. Yang!
Are We Fighting Cancer Wrong?
April, 2017: Professor Sunitha Nagrath Featured in Michigan Engineering
Professor Sunitha Nagrath is featured in article in Michigan Engineering on collaborations between engineers and clinicians to fight cancer.
Nagrath works closely with Wicha and other Michigan oncologists to design chips that can capture and handle cancer cells in different ways, for different purposes. One of her recent projects with Nithya Ramnath, an associate professor of medical oncology, studied whether circulating tumor cells captured from blood could monitor the progression of lung cancer as well as biopsies, which typically involves removing samples from the tumor with a large needle.