About the Microscale BioSeparations (MBS) Lab
The MBS Lab is a research group working on separation, sorting, and detection techniques of nano- and microbioparticles. We focus on the following electrokinetics techniques: dielectrophoresis, electrophoresis and electroosmosis.
Our main objective is to develop robust and rapid microfluidic-based techniques to offer an alternative to traditional bench scale separation/purification processes. Our ultimate goal is to create portable laboratories in the style of "lab on a chip".
We work with a wide array of bioparticles including proteins, DNA, viruses, bacteria, yeast, microalgae and mammalian cells.
Link to our Electrokinetic Library: EK Library
Dr. Blanca H. Lapizco Encinas
Editor-in-Chief, ELECTROPHORESIS Microscale Bioseparations Laboratory
Biomedical Engineering Department
Rochester Institute of Technology