Scott D. Collins

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A new biosensing system is described that is based on the aggregation of nanoparticles by a target biological molecule and dielectrophoretic impedance measurement of these aggregates. The aggregation process was verified within a microchannel via fluorescence microscopy, demonstrating that this process can be used in a real time sensor application. Positive(More)
Embryogenesis is a highly regulated process in which the precise spatial and temporal release of soluble cues directs differentiation of multipotent stem cells into discrete populations of specialized adult cell types. In the spinal cord, neural progenitor cells are directed to differentiate into adult neurons through the action of mediators released from(More)
Embryonic development of the spinal cord proceeds through a carefully orchestrated temporal and spatial sequence of chemical cues to provide precise patterning of adult cell types. Recreating this complex microenvironment in a standard cell culture dish is difficult, if not impossible. In this paper, a microfluidic device is used to recapitulate, in vitro,(More)
Synchytrium endobioticum is a parasitic fungus that is considered to be the most important potato pathogen worldwide. Spread of the fungus can result in catastrophic impacts to agriculture and economy, as it is very infective and can survive in spore form for over 70 years. To date, the gold standard for S. endobioticum identification relies on visual(More)
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