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Manu Prakash

Manu Prakash

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Management Science and Engineering
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Applied Physics, 2008
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Applied Physics, 2004
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, 2002

About

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.