UCSB GRIT Talk - Tom Soh - Technology for Measuring Biomolecules in Real-Time

Tom Soh portrait


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Hatlen Theater


Prof. Tom Soh, UC Santa Barbara, Mechanical Engineering

If we had the technology than can measure specific biomolecules inside of bodies in “real time”, such technology would transform medicine by providing clinicians with a valuable window into patients’ health and their response to therapies. Unfortunately, such real-time measurements are currently not possible, except for a handful of molecules such as glucose. In this presentation, we will discuss recent advancements in “real-time biosensors.” As examples, we will present our group’s work on continuously measuring anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs in live animals with unprecedented time-resolution. Finally, we will discuss the exciting possibility of actively controlling these molecules inside of patients using closed-loop feedback control. 

Refreshments Provided.


Event Type: 

General Event