About the Microscale BioSeparations (MBS) Lab
The MBS Lab is a research group working on separation, sorting, and detection techniques of nano- and microbioparticles.
We focus on the following electrokinetics techniques: dielectrophoresis, 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 create portable laboratories in the style of "lab on a chip".
We work with a wide array of bioparticles including proteins, DNA, viruses, bacteria, yeast, microalgae and mammalian cells.
Dr. Blanca H. Lapizco Encinas
Microscale Bioseparations Laboratory
Biomedical Engineering Department
Rochester Institute of Technology
Our paper on asymmetric posts was awarded the journal cover!
Our journal article: "Dielectrophoretic manipulation of particle mixtures employing asymmetric insulating posts" was warded the cover of the journal ELECTROPHORESIS, issue 2 of 2016.
Congratulations Everybody, in particular Mario Saucedo-Espinosa, this is an excellent research project! (January 2016).
Alexandra LaLonde and Maria Romero-Creel received research Awards at AIChE conference
lexandra Lalonde (5th year BME student) was was awarded first place and Maria Romero-Creel (4th year BME student) was awarded the second place at the undergraduate separations poster competition at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 11/2015, (November 2015).
November 2015 - Mario Saucedo-Espinosa received a Research Award at the AES-AIChE conference
Mario A. Saucedo-Espinosa (3rd year Microsystems PhD student) was awarded first place at the 2015 AES Electrophoresis Society graduate student poster competition, during the AES Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 11/2015 (November 2015).
Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas received an award during the 2015 Scholarship celebration of the KGCOE at RIT
Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas received an award for "Exemplary Performance in Externally Disseminated Works" during the 2015 sholarship celebration of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT (April 2015).
Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas selected as featured faculty for the 2014 Faculty Scholarship report at RIT
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 during the 2014 sholarship celebration of the KGCOE 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).