Tufts University

Tufts University
Type Disciplines
Private University Chemistry Nanobiology Nanomedicine
Address Postal Code
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
136 Harrison Avenue
02111
City State / Province
Boston MA
E-mail Country
USA
Web Phone
link (617) 636-0935
Fax
(617) 636-0375

The Walt Laboratory at Tufts University (Boston) is world-renowned for its pioneering work that applies micro and nanotechnology to urgent biological problems such as the analysis of genetic variation and the behavior of single cells, as well as the practical application of arrays to the detection of explosives, chemical warfare agents, and food and waterborne pathogens.

The Walt Laboratory investigates new ways to measure things.  Researchers create very small arrays containing thousands of features--ten thousand features can easily fit on the head of a pin. Researchers in the laboratory use these arrays to study fundamental aspects of biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, olfaction, and they also develop practical ways to measure such things as water and air contamination.

RESEARCH INCLUDES:
  • DNA/RNA-based sensing
  • Vapor-based sensing
  • Salivary Diagnostics
  • Cells
  • Proteins
  • Electrochemical
  • Optical Trapping
  • Single Molecule Detection

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