Harnessing the power of electric fields in medicine.

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The BioElectroMechanical Systems laboratory focuses on the implementation of pulsed electric fields for both therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Irreversible electroporation, co-invented by laboratory PI, Rafael Davalos, has been adopted clinically for the targeting of soft tissue tumors. Additionally, this work has begun to span into the realm of cardiac ablation. The lab is also developing contactless dielectrophoresis for isolation of cells for diagnostic purposes. The investigations conducted in this lab focus on a variety of methods scaling from in vitro models, microfluidic device design, ex-vivo perfused organ systems, small/large animal models, pre-clinical trials, and computational models spanning into advanced AI and machine learning algorithms. Click below to learn more about ongoing works and publications.

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