Welcome to the Issadore Lab
Our lab combines microelectronics, microfluidics, and nanomaterials to create miniaturized platforms for the diagnosis of disease. This work requires an interdisciplinary approach in which engineers, scientists, and physicians work together to solve high impact problems in healthcare.
We are currently looking to bring in both new post-docs and graduate students, please contact me directly [Issadore (at) seas.upenn.edu] if you are interested in joining the lab.
5/5/16 Two super exciting papers just came out! Jina and Ravi published their gorgeous electroformed magnetic micropore chip in Lab on a Chip, demonstrating 100x improved flow rate over previous devices! And, Mike from the Chow lab published his undergraduate-friendly synthetic biology system in ACS Synthetic Biology.
4/3/16 Lab selfie. (need to invest in lab selfie stick)
4/1/16 We're incredibly grateful to The Hartwell Foundation for funding our work on developing diagnostics for pediatric brain cancers.
2/23/16 Chip Diagnostics, a startup company spun off from our lab, is born! Thank you IP Group for your generous funding.
2/20/16 Not only are we being allowed to enter the Union League, we're being honored there! Dave is receiving the Young Engineer of the Year Award from IEEE's Philadelphia chapter.
2/9/16 Dave is super psyched to be receiving a CAREER award from the NSF's CBET.
1/20/16 Ravi wins this year's Microsoft Graduate Student Fellowship! Go Ravi!
12/21/2015 We are very grateful to be receiving support for our work on early detection of pancreatic cancer from the American Cancer Society.
11/14/2015 Jina, Ravi, and Dave take a journey down to the NIH for the annual IMAT PI meeting. The NIH is such a great place, except for the coffee and food. Life without food trucks is hardly life at all.
10/27/15 Jina and Ravi win (first place) at this year's Singh Center Poster Contest! Nishal took third. And, even second was taken by an Issadore lab alumni. I'm kvelling.
10/13/15 Celebrating three newly minted PhD candidates (1 in absentia):
9/29/15 Our paper just came out in Lab on a Chip. Billions (with a B!) of identical droplets per minute!
9/16/15 Interested in starting a business based on our wacky research? Here's one way to do it: The Y Prize
9/13/15 Jina's paper, the definitive review on using microchips to isolate and detect exosomes, just came out in Analyst.
9/2/15 Ravi and Jess passed their qualifying exams! Congratulations PhD candidate Yelleswarapu and PhD candidate Liu!
7/2/15 Jess receives the Neuroengineering and Medicine training fellowship from the Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics. Go Jess!
6/27/15 Sydney's article on diagnosing viral infections using Turbo FISH on a Chip just came out in Lab on a Chip.
5/27/15 An extremely successful lab BBQ:
5/27/15 David will be heading to sunny San Diego for the Point-of-Care Diagnostics & Global Health World Congress. Be there or be square.
4/15/15 Nishal Shah has (re)joined our lab as a BE PhD student!
3/21/15 Ravi won first prize in this year's Biomedical Graduate Group's Poster Session. Go Ravi!
3/18/15 David will be traveling to DC to give a talk on detecting rare cells for disease diagnostics at this year's Next Generation Dx Summit in DC. Be there or be square.
3/10/15 Jina is traveling to beautiful New Orleans to give a talk on her CTC isolation work at this year's Pitt Con.
2/24/15 Dave will be a keynote speaker at this year's Northeast Bioengineering Conference. Be there or be square.
2/1/15 We are grateful for (more) seed funding from University of Pennsylvania's Nano Bio Interface Center.
2/18/15 Senior design student, Ashwin Amurthur wins the Y prize for his proposal to use graphene nanosensors to detect benzene leaks from fracking sites.
2/15/15 Nishal and Dave's super awkward photo is now the background on the main Upenn.edu webpage. Not exactly sure why.
2/1/15 Mobile Health Technologies was published with a chapter from us.
12/15/14 We are very excited to have a new post-doc joining our group, Dr. Sagar Yadavali from University of Tennessee .
11/20/14 Our multiplexed droplet detector is featured in the 2014 collection of "Hot Articles" by Lab on a Chip
10/3/14 Melaku's paper on miniaturizing the readout of multiplexed droplet based assays just came out in Lab on a Chip.
10/1/14 Melaku's paper on integrating millimeter-scale integrated circuits (ICs) with microfluidics just came out in Lab on a Chip.
8/20/14 After 1 year and 10 months of an extremely productive post-doc, Melaku is moving out to sunny California to join a promising point of care diagnostics startup company (Wave80 Biosciences).
7/11/14 Melaku's Track Etched Magnetic MicroPOre (TEMPO) work is featured on this month's cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials.
5/23/14 Max Wasserman receives a Littlejohn award to work in our lab this summer.
5/2/14 David won this year's S. Reid Warren Jr. Award for undergraduate education.
4/1/14 Nishant, Max, Jaime, and Lauren's senior design project is featured in the Daily Pennsylvanian.
3/27/14 Noor, Arielle, Peter, and and Anthony's senior design project is featured in the Daily Pennsylvanian.
2/17/14 Our nanoparticle synthesis work is featured in the SPIE Newsroom.
2/17/14 Melaku and Wu's paper on track-etched magnetic sorting has been published in Advanced Healthcare Materials.
2/11/14 We are grateful to be receiving a grant from Pennsylvania Department of Health's Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program (CURE).
1/22/14 Lab Youtube videos!
1/11/14 David spends a few days down in Bethesda at the NIH, learning about new programs on the diagnosis of cancer in developing countries.
12/4/13 Masters student Benita Chumo's work on combining paper and open channel microfluidics onto a single chip has been published in Biomicrofluidics.
10/7/13 Our first two papers are out! The first is Melaku's beautiful work on integrating many droplet makers onto a single chip in Lab on a Chip. The second, a review article in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews.
9/24/13 David spends the week in rainy Seattle, giving a talk on bacteria detection at the annual BMES conference.
9/12/13 David now has a secondary appointment in ESE. ESE students interested in our research, please contact me directly.
7/12/13 We did not let a little rain stop an awesome lab BBQ.
5/25/13 Masters student Benita Chumo graduates!
5/13/13 Our paper on microwave synthesis of nanoparticles on a chip, done in collaboration with Dorota Koziej from ETH Zurich and the Weitz group at Harvard, just came out in Nanoscale.
4/21/2013 Rising Sophomore Kinjal Shah wins this year's Advancing Women in Engineering award!
3/18/2013 The Issadore lab spends the week at Pitt Con, which strangely enough is in Philadelphia not in Pittsburgh.
1/30/13 Our book, Point of Care Diagnostics on a Chip is now available.
12/6/12 David travels to Beijing, China to participate with the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in this year's China-US Symposium on Nanobiology and Nanomedicine.
11/14/12 David gives a talk on detecting circulating tumor cells at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence's principal investigator's meeting
11/5/12 David gives a talk at the Nano/Bio Interface Center on hybrid electronic / microfluidic chips
10/25/12 David gives a talk on circulating tumor detection in Atlanta for the annual BMES conference
10/15/12 Post-doctoral researcher Melaku Muluneh has joined the group!
10/1/12 Masters student Benita Chumo joins the group!