Dr. Abeer Syed













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RANK: Assistant Professor




  • Ph.D.   Biomedical , Microfluidics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2013
  • MSc.   Drug Discovery and Translational Biology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2009
  •  B.Sc.  Biotechnology, Maharisi Dayanand University, India, 2008

 Research Interests:

• Microfluidics, BioMEMS, Lab on a Chip devices
• Low cost diagnostics, paper based diagnostic devices
• Infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, early cancer detection, public health
• Bionanotechnology, microfabrication




• June 2015 – May 2016: Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Postdoctoral Research Associate
• August 2013 – April 2015: New York University Abu Dhabi, Division of Engineering, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
• February – June 2013: University of Glasgow –National Health Services (NHS) Partnership, Postdoctoral Research Assistant




·         “Liquid Biopsy on Chip – A Paradigm Shift towards the Understanding of Cancer Metastasis.” A. Tadimety,* A. Syed,* Y. Nie, C. R. Long K. Kready and J. Zhang. (Invited review) Integrative Biology, 2017, 9, 22-49. [* the authors contributed equally]

·         Two-dimensional, Error-corrected Barcode Readout for Point-of-Care Colorimetric Assays.” H. K. Hall, A. Syed, and J. Zhang. Proceedings of IEEE, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/HIC.2016.7797702  

·         “Multi-dimensional Nanostructures for Microfluidic Screening of Biomarkers: From Molecular Separation to Cancer Cell Detection.” E. Ng, K. Chen, A. Hang, A. Syed and J. Zhang. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2016, 44(4), 847-862.  

·         “Creating Sub-50 Nm Nanofluidic Junctions in PDMS Microfluidic Chip via Self-Assembly Process of Colloidal Particles.” X. Wei, A. Syed, P. Mao, J. Han and Y-A, Song. J. Vis. Exp. 2016, (109), e54145, doi:10.3791/54145.

·         “Creating Sub-50 nm Nanofluidic Junctions in PDMS Microchip via Self-Assembly Process of Colloidal Silica Beads for Electrokinetic Concentration of Biomolecules.” A. Syed, L. Mangano, P. Mao, J. Y. Han and Y-A, Song. Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 4455-4460.

·         “Rare-cell Enrichment by a Rapid, Label-free, Ultrasonic Isopycnic Technique for Medical Diagnostics.” Y. Bourquin, A. Syed, J. Reboud, L. C. Ranford-Cartwright, M. P. Barrett and J. M. Cooper. Angew Chem. 2014, 53(22), 5587-90.

·         “Enrichment of Reticulocytes from Whole Blood using Aqueous Multiphase Systems of Polymers.” A. A. Kumar, C. Lim, Y. Moreno, C. R. Mace, A. Syed, D. V. Tyne, D. F. Wirth, M. T. Duraisingh, and G. M. Whitesides. American Journal of Hematology, 2014, 90(1), 31-36.