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? 


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, 
09/12/17 — Our collaboration with the Thomas lab has just been published in Macromolecules!
09/05/17 — Our manuscript has just been published in Analytical Chemistry!
08/11/17 — Charlie presents at ISoFT 2017
06/06/17 — Our Feature has just been published in Analytical Chemistry!
05/31/17 — Congratulations 
Kassie on the successful completion of your M.S.!  We will miss you.
04/18/17 — Charlie gives a seminar at University of Rochester in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. 
03/24/17 — Charlie gives a tag-team seminar with Charlie Sykes at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Radiation Oncology
03/22/17 — Charlie gives a seminar at Colorado State University in the Department of Chemistry
03/09/17 — Our manuscript has just been accepted to Journal of Visualized Experiments!
03/08/17 — Syrena (presentation), Jenna (poster), and Dan (poster) are off to Pittcon!  Good luck!
02/27/17 — Charlie presents a speed talk at Global Food+ 2017. Check out the Twitter feed for more details #GlobalFoodPlus

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