Microscale BioSeparations (MBS) Laboratory

    @ Rochester Institute of Technology

Welcome to the WebPage of the Microscale Bioseparations Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology


MSB Lab is a research group working on separation, sorting and detection techniques of nano and microbioparticles, such as macromolecules and cells. We focus on the following electrokinetics techniques: dielectroforesis, electrophoresis and electroosmosis.

Our main objective is to develop robust and rapid microfluidic-based techniques to offer an alternative to traditional bench scale separation/purification processes. Our ultimate goal is to contribute the field of lab on a chip, aiming to create portable laboratories.

We work with a wide array of bioparticles: proteins, DNA, virus, bacteria, yeast, microalgae and mammalian cells.

Visit our Web page where you will find information about our research projects, publications and the people that make all this possible.

Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas was selected as the 2014 Scholarship Featured Faculty

Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas was selected to represent the Kate Gleason College of Engineering as the featured Faculty for the 2013 Faculty Scholarship report. Dr. Lapizco-Encinas had a very productive year in 2013 in terms of publications and external funding. Further information is available on the official Scholarship site at RIT (May 2014).

Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas received two scholarship awards from the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT

Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas received awards for "Exemplary Performance in Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers" and "Exemplary Performance in Externally Disseminated Works" during the 2014 sholarship celebration of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT (April, 2014).

DIELECTROPHORESIS 2013 has been published

After the great success of "Dielectrophoresis 2011" Part I and Part II a second special issue on Dielectrophoresis was prepared by the journal ELECTROPHORESIS and edited by Dr. Blanca H. Lapizco-Encinas. the issue was published in April 2013 and is available here Dielectrophoresis 2013 special issue