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Congrats! Chiju Kim received prestigious Post-Doctoral fellowship from Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea

Prof. Cho gives Invited talks @ Nature Conf, GRC, RSC, ISMM, SelectBio, CAHO, Polish Academy of Science, etc. + Read more

Prof. Cho joined an associate editor of

Lab on a Chip, RSC.

Congrats to Sumit team!

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Congrats!  Hyun Kyung won a poster award in ISEV, 2019

"Human Platelet Membrane Functionalized Microchips with Plasmonic Codes for Cancer Detection", 

Sumit Kumar et al.Advanced Functional Materials, 2019

Here, the role of platelets in cancer diagnostics is leveraged to design a microfluidic platform capable of detecting cancer‐derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) from ultrasmall volumes (1 µL) of human plasma samples. Further, the captured EVs are counted by direct optical coding of plasmonic nanoprobes modified with EV‐specific antibodies.



"Immature dendritic cells navigate microscopic mazes to find tumor cells

Eujin Um et al., Lab Chip, 2019 

We find imposing physical constraints in the cell migration tracks in the geometry and dimensions modulates the directional persistence of dendritic cells. A delicate balance between chemotactic cues and the physical confinements reveals subtle chemotactic differences of dendritic cells in cancer vs. normal cell surroundings even inside a complex maze.



"Fully automated, label-free isolation of extracellular vesicles from whole blood for cancer diagnosis and monitoring"

Vijaya Sunkara et. al.,  Theranostics, 2019

Lab-on-a-disc equipped with sequential nanofiltration is presented for fully automated, rapid, label-free EV enrichment with high yield and purity starting from whole blood or plasma for cancer diagnosis and monitoring.

"A microfluidic chip for screening individual cancer cells via eavesdropping on autophagy-inducing crosstalk in the stroma niche "

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 2050 (2017)



"Exodisc for Rapid, Size-Selective, and Efficient Isolation and Analysis of Nanoscale Extracellular Vesicles from Biological Samples"

ACS Nano., 11 (2), pp 1360–1370 (2017)


"FAST: Size-selective, Clog-free Isolation of Rare Cancer Cells from Whole Blood at a Liquid-liquid Interface"

Anal. Chem., 89, 1155−1162 (2017)


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