The Mace Lab uses a multidisciplinary approach—combining aspects of chemistry, materials science, biophysics, cell biology, and engineering—to study the properties of interfaces, develop new analytical assays and instrumentation, characterize materials, and solve outstanding problems in global health.  

Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Our research has elements of basic, applied, and translational science:

  • How do cells recognize and respond to different materials? 
  • Can we develop effective methods to diagnose diseases in resource-limited settings?
  • What is the underlying principle behind phase separation in aqueous solutions of polymers?
  • How are methods that we develop in the laboratory used by others? 


01/17/18 — Our JoVE video protocol has been highlighted by JoVE in their 2017 Year in Review!
11/29/17 — Charlie presents at MRS 2017
11/24/17 — Our 
manuscript has just been published in Scientific Reports!
11/15/17 — Charlie presents at the African Innovation Laboratory Network conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
11/14/17 — Our lab was awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
11/11/17 — Our lab welcomes two new graduate students, Lara and Paul
10/15/17 — Our collaboration with the Fuchs lab has just been published in BioTechniques!
10/11/17 — Our lab welcomes a new graduate student, 

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