Research Expertise and Interest
microfluidics, bioanalytical separations, diagnostics, electrokinetic transport, engineering design
Amy E. Herr is the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor in the Department of Bioengineering. A major focus of the Herr lab is engineering innovation for analysis of complex biological systems -- as is required to address questions important to both fundamental biological systems and applied clinical research. Her lab employs a combination of approaches drawn from chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering with strong foundations in biology, materials science, and analytical chemistry. In essence, the Herr Lab strives to advance the "mathematization" of biology & medicine. Their research projects span understanding fundamental transport to materials design to applications in life sciences tools and diagnostics.