Research Interests: Biosensors for point of care clinical diagnostics,
Inovative MEMs devices for clinical diagnostics and drug delivery applicationsJob Interests: Industry R & D
Dr. Kiana Aran received her Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2012. Dr. Aranís research focuses on the development of MEMs devices for point of care clinical diagnostics and health management. Her research combines polymeric science with MEMs systems to create novel device solution for disease diagnostics and drug delivery. Dr. Aran has expertise in microfluidics, microdevice design and fabrication as well as experience in novel polymer design for development of stimuli responsive material to be incorporated in MEMs devices for biological applications.
Biosensors Based on Biologically Responsive Polymers [BPN757]
This project presents the design, fabrication and testing of novel plastic-based lab-on a chip (LOC) biosensors which utilize stimuli responsive polymers as their recognition element. The biosensors are composed of interdigitated electrodes (IDE) coated with a thin film of a responsive polymer. In the presence of stimuli, the responsive polymer degrades from the surface of the IDE, and generates a measurable electrical signal that correlates with the amount of stimuli present in the sample. This technology can be utilized as an accurate, label-free, cost-effective method for engineering biosensors for clinical applications.