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Welcome to the BAMM Laboratory

Welcome to our laboratory! The Demirci Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine Labs (BAMM) laboratory specializes in applying micro- and nanoscale technologies to problems in medicine at the interface between micro/nanoscale engineering and medicine. We apply innovative technologies to clinical problems. Our major research theme focuses on creating new microfluidic technology platforms targeting broad applications in medicine. In this interdisciplinary space at the convergence of engineering, biology and materials science, our goal is to create novel technologies for disposable point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and monitoring of infectious diseases, cancer and controlling cellular microenvironment in nanoliter droplets for biopreservation and microscale tissue engineering applications. These applications are unified around our expertise to test the limits of cell manipulation by establishing microfluidic platforms to provide solutions to real world problems at the clinic.

Our lab creates technologies to manipulate cells in nanoliter volumes to enable solutions for real world problems in medicine including applications in infectious disease diagnostics and monitoring for global health, cancer early detection, cell encapsulation in nanoliter droplets, and bottom-up tissue engineering. Our research interests involve applications of microfluidics and acoustics in medicine, especially: microfluidics for inexpensive, disposable viral load devices for HIV in resource-constrained settings for global health; 3-D bioprinting and tissue models including cancer and neural cultures.

We welcome your feedback! Please feel free to send your comments to We are part of the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, a world-class research facility dedicated to cancer early detection programs.

Latest news

  • Our lab & Andrew Gentles's lab received Bio-X Interdisciplinary Seed Grant - Round 11: An Atlas of Extracellular Vesicles and their Cargos in Prostate Cancer! Check out more here.

Congratulations to the team: Prima Dewi Sinawang, Demir Akin, Sharon Pitteri, James D. Brooks, and Lars Steinmetz!

  • Jie Wang presented her work at the Early Detection of Cancer Conference in Portland. Acoustic Fabrication of Living Cardiomyocyte-based Hybrid Biorobots. Congratulations, Jie!

  • Congrats to our CREST Interns, Annie Tsui and Asma Karim for their excellent presentation. For further details (Read More)

  • 'Holy Grail' Blood Test Can Diagnose Cancer Years Before Symptoms. For further details (Read More)

  • Algae-based microrobots fight cancer. For further details (Read More)

  • A robotic pill monitors disease in the gut. For further details (Read More)

  • Living optical fibers expand the use of photonics for bioengineering. For further details (Read More)