EECS500 Fall 2014 Department Colloquium

Siyang Zheng
Blood Biomarker Enrichment and Detection with Microdevices
Pennsylvania State University
White 411
September 18, 2014

Blood circulates human body and serves a wide variety of important functions. A great deal of information about a given person’s body can be inferred by examination of his/her blood. Thus blood is the most important body fluid for disease diagnosis. Miniaturization of device and instrument for blood analysis can potentially revolutionize the delivery of medical diagnosis and treatment. In this talk, I will present our efforts in enrichment and analysis of circulating tumor cells from metastatic cancer patients, on-chip blood plasma extraction, and analysis of biomarkers in blood plasma using microfabricated devices.


Prof. Siyang Zheng graduated from Biological Science and Biotechnologies Department of Tsinghua University at Beijing, China. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and California Institute of Technology (Caltech), respectively. He started at the Pennsylvania State University as Dorothy Quiggle assistant professor in Bioengineering in 2009. Dr. Zheng received NIH Director’s New Innovator Award in 2012. Currently his lab is working broadly on development of micro/nano technologies for biomedical applications.