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? 


04/29/18 — Lara won the Tufts GSC Award for "Outstanding Graduate Contribution to Mentoring or Teaching Undergraduates”!
03/29/18 — Our 
manuscript in Scientific Reports was listed as one of the Top 100 in Chemistry for 2017!
03/18/18 — Charlie presents at the ACS 2018 National Meeting in New Orleans
03/15/18 — Our collaboration with the Kritzer lab has just been published in 
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry!
02/12/18 — Charlie presents at UNC Chapel Hill
02/07/18 — Charlie presents at Northeastern
02/06/18 — Our 
manuscript has just been published in Analytical Chemistry!
02/05/18 — Dan presents a poster at SLAS 2018 as part of his Tony B. Travel Award!
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

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