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Manu Prakash

Manu Prakash

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Field of Study: Applied Physics (MAS) (2008)
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Field of Study: Applied Physics (MAS) (2004)
B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Field of Study: Computer Science and Engineering (2002)

We are a curiosity driven research group working in the field of physical biology. Our approach brings together experimental and theoretical techniques from soft-condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, theory of computation and unconventional micro and nano-fabrication to open problems in biology: from organismal to cellular and molecular scale. We design and build precision instrumentation including droplet microfluidic tools to probe and perturb biological machines and their synthetic analogues. Along the way, we invent novel technologies in global health context with clinical applications in extreme resource poor settings.