BioB.A. Chemistry, Rice University, 1981Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 1989
"We are developing diagnostic tools for blood clotting disorders associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sepsis, and cancer."Michael B. Lawrence, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
We are interested in the development and clinical translation of diagnostic tools for blood clotting disorders associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic liver cirrhosis, sepsis, and cancer. We are applying microfluidic systems integrated with optical and acoustic force probes to define fundamental regulatory mechanisms underlying hemostasis and thrombosis. We are also developing computational approaches to identifying how the immune system and the coagulation system contribute to the progression of multifactorial diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis.