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.  

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? 


12/03/16 — Charlie gives a seminar at the MRS/Kavli Future of Materials Workshop on Biosensors & Biodiagnostics
11/30/16 — Charlie gives a seminar at Harvard University in the Squishy Physics Seminar Series
11/15/16 — Our lab welcomes a new graduate student, Keith
10/20/16 — Our lab heads to Medford High School to teach science fair students how to build paper-based microfluidic devices
10/14/16 — Charlie gives a seminar at Colby College in the Department of Chemistry
09/19/16 — Our hematocrit device was highlighted in C&E News
08/30/16 — Our manuscript has just been accepted to Lab on a Chip!
08/21/16 — Charlie is off to the National ACS Meeting to give an invited talk on lateral microscopy!
08/15/16 — Our lab welcomes our new postdoctoral scholar, Jess
07/05/16 — Our 
manuscript has just been accepted to ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering!

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