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Room 304, Chemistry Building

Microfluidics for Biology and Medicine


Professor David Eddington
University of Illinois at Chicago

Hosted by: Professor Rebecca Pompano

The Eddington lab develops simple microfabricated tools which yield unique advantages over current experimental methods. By simplifying device design it is far easier to integrate into other research labs, which is the true test of innovativeness. Specifically, we have projects investigating chemotropic signaling in yeast, developmental biology and stem cell differentiation, oxygen and wound healing, oxygen gradients in tissue engineering constructs, dynamic oxygen profiles in standard cell cultures, oxygen sensitive substrates, microfluidic diagnostics for circulating tumor cells, microfluidic characterization of islets prior to transplantation, origins of multicellularty, and new tools for in vitro brain slice electrophysiology. In this talk I will focus on our work with microfluidic oxygen control over cells and tissues.

David T. Eddington received a BS degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a MS and PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did a postdoc in the HST program at Harvard/MIT. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he has been since 2006.