Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program (MBSTP)

The MBSTP is a National Institute of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) funding training program that supports an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training that emphasizes biomedical microfluidics. The program supports 6 students each for 2 years. 45 faculty members from 20 different departments from the College of Engineering, the College of LSA, and the Medical School participate. Although the program only supports 6 students, all those interested are invited to participate in activities sponsored by the program including the annual symposium, seminar series, PIBS 503, and core course CHE 696. The program is designed to be an intellectually exciting blend of training in the more quantitative disciplines of chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics on the one hand and the basic biological sciences on the other.

Upcoming Events


Mar 31, 2014 The 2014 MBSTP Symposium will be held on May 19, 2014 at Michigan League. The symposium includes poster contest, reception dinner, and keynote lecture by Prof. Luke Lee from UC Berkeley. See more information and register at SYMPOSIUM .

Mar 24, 2014 Colleen Dugan from Prof. Kennedy group gave a talk on "Multiplexed microfluidic enzyme assays for detection of metabolic products from living cells".

Feb 24, 2014 MBSTP will host a microfluidics workshop with the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) on March 6. The workshop will consist of classroom seminars, guest lectures, and hands-on experiences. While there will be a fee for the hands-on part of the workshop, all talks are free to attend (see more info and register).

Feb 18, 2014 Weiqiang Chen from Prof. Jianping Fu's group gave a talk on "Microengineered Biomaterials and Biosystems for Translational Medicine".