About

Our laboratory is a component of the Engineering and Translational Biomedicine Center (ETBC).  The mission of the ETBC is to engage students in projects designed to use recent discoveries in science and technological innovations that lower cost and infrastructure barriers in order to develop prototype devices and demonstrate new methods that have potential for improving global health.

The work is made possible by a highly collaborative environment and a teaching strategy that engages students in research, no matter the level of educational attainment.  Problems that we are interested in range from infectious disease detection to environmental monitoring, all with an eye towards creating the highest marginal gain in public health at the lowest cost and sophistication of infrastructure possible.

The following selected publications highlight the growing network of researchers that are coordinating activities with the ETBC:

García A. A., Luis Nuñez, Charles John, Habtom Hadish, Victor Orioke and Vladimiro Mujica, Application of Newton’s Zero Order Caustic for Analysis and Measurement: Part-I Absorbance, International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, ISSN: 2231-3443,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 1 (January-March) Page 46-59.

García A. A., Luis Nuñez, Carissa Henricksen and Vladimiro Mujica, Application of Newton’s Zero Order Caustic for Analysis and Measurement: Part II Fluorescence, International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, ISSN: 2231-3443,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 1 (January-March) Page 1-13.

García A. A., Luis Nuñez, Angel Lastra, and Vladimiro Mujica, Application of Newton’s Zero Order Caustic for Analysis and Measurement: Part-III Light Scattering, International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, ISSN: 2231-3443,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 1 (January-March) Page 144-158.

C. Castillo-Chavez, F. Sanchez, D. Murillo, “Change in Host Behavior and its Impact on the Transmission Dynamics of Dengue”, In BIOMAT 2011 International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology (Rubem P Mondaini, ed.), World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 2012.

Yanashima R, García A. A., Aldridge J, Weiss N, Hayes MA, et al. (2012) Cutting a Drop of Water Pinned by Wire Loops Using a Superhydrophobic Surface and Knife. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45893. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045893

URL: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045893

Susan A. Holechek, Karen L. Denzler, Michael C. Heck, Jill Schriewer, R. Mark Buller, Fatema A. Legrand, Paulo H. Verardi, Leslie A. Jones, Tilahun Yilma, and Bertram L. Jacobs, “Use of a Recombinant Vaccinia Virus Expressing Interferon Gamma for Post-Exposure Protection against Vaccinia and Ectromelia Viruses”, PLoS One. 2013; 8(10): e77879.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3798613/

Alhaji Cherif, 
Viviana Garcia Horton, Glorimar Melendez Rosario, William Feliciano, Jose Vega, 
Britnee Crawford, 
 Christopher Kribs, 
Fabio Sanchez,” A Tale of Two Regions: A Mathematical Model for Chagas’ Disease” Math and Theoretical Biology Conference, MTBI-05-05M (2008)

URL: http://mtbi.asu.edu/files/Tale_of_Two_Regions_A_Mathematical_Model_for_Chagas_Disease.pdf

Garcia, H.C.; Villalobos, J.R., “Automated Refinement of Automated Visual Inspection Algorithms,” Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on , vol.6, no.3, pp.514,524, July 2009

doi: 10.1109/TASE.2009.2021354

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4926125&isnumber=5153598

F. Sanchez, F., Engman, M., Harrington, L. and C. Castillo-Cha ́vez. Models for Dengue Transmission and Control. Modeling The Dynamics of Human Diseases: Emerging Paradigms and Challenges. AMS Contemporary Mathematics Series. Gumel A. (Chief Editor), Castillo-Chavez, C., Clemence, D.P. and R.E. Mickens, 2006.

Solitaire Lindsay,Terannie Vázquez, Ana Egatz-Gόmez, Suchera Loyprasert, Antonio A. Garcia,  Joseph Wang, “Magnetic digital microfluidics with electrochemical detection”, Analyst, 132, 412 (2007).

Melissa McLauchlin, Mark Hayes, Antonio A. Garcia, Devens Gust, and Tom Picraux, “Evaporative Properties and Pinning Strength of Laser-Ablated, Hydrophilic Sites on Lotus Leaf-Like, Fractal Surface”, Langmuir 23 (9): 4871-4877 (2007).

John Schneider, Ana Egatz-Gómez, Sonia Melle, S. Lindsay, P. Domínguez-García, M.A. Rubio, M. Márquez , Antonio A. García, “Motion of viscous drops on superhydrophobic surfaces due to magnetic gradients”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, accepted October 2007.

Garcia, A., Seal, B., Marquez M., Hu, Z., Method for tracking nanogel particles in vivo and in vitro, Biotechnology Journal, 2008 Jul 3(7):954-8.

Rastogi, V., Velev, O., Garcia, A.A., Marquez, M, “Synthesis of light-diffracting assemblies from microspheres and nanoparticles in droplets on a superhydrophobic surface”, Advanced Materials, 2008; NA DOI: 10.1002/adma.200703008.