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? 


02/07/20 — Our manuscript has just been published in Analyst!
01/21/20 — Our 
manuscript has just been published in Analytical Methods!
01/14/20 — Charlie presents at Duke.
01/13/20 — We move into our brand new lab space!  Pictures to come soon.
01/07/20 — Our group has just recevied an award through the Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern University (C-THAN).
12/17/19 — Ben successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis. Congrats Dr. Wilson!
12/11/19 — Chris successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis. Congrats Dr. Wilson!
11/26/19 — We welcome three new students to the lab: 
IbrahimAndrea, and Naomi!
11/19/19 — Dan successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis. Congrats Dr. Wilson!
11/02/19 — Charlie receives tenure and is promoted to Associate Professor. Woot.
09/02/19 — We welcome back Rachel as a postdoctoral scholar!

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