Umer Hassan and Mehdi Javanmard receive Exploratory Busch Biomedical Grant

Assistant Professors Umer Hassan (PI) and Mehdi Javanmard have received an exploratory Busch Biomedical Grant from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Rutgers-New Brunswick. The grant of $40,000 will support Umer and Mehdi's research on developing a point of care sensor for sepsis stratification. The project titled "Point-of-Care Biochip to Quantify αMβ2, and CD64 Co-expression for Sepsis Stratification" carried out in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will develop a point-of-care microfluidic biochip to quantify WBCs (and differentials), their surface antigen’s expression levels (nCD64) and co-expression of surface-receptors (CD11b/CD18) on neutrophils from whole blood in less than 30 min.

Congratulations Umer and Mehdi!