The research program in the Allbritton Lab is a multidisciplinary effort that brings to bear principles and techniques from chemistry, physics, engineering, and materials science to develop new assays and technologies for biomedical applications. The ongoing work in the lab comprises three major focus areas:
- Analytical techniques for single-cell biochemical assays
- Microfabricated platforms for sorting and cloning cells
- Microengineered systems for recapitulating organ level function.
Many of the lab’s projects and extensive collaborations within these focus areas involve the development and application of new technologies for oncology and stem cell research.