Teena James is a
graduate student in the Department of Biomedical engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJIT) and is currently working as a Research Assistant at the
Microelectronics Research Center, NJIT.
Her research interests include BioMEMS, integration of nanofabrication with biology to study and detect genes and proteins, design and development of aptamer based nano-scale proteomic sensors, lab-on-a-chip devices, and such related applications of micro/nanofabrication in the field of medicine and biology.
Teena has developed novel bio-sensing platforms for affinity based detection of protein targets using aptamers. The nano-scale sensing elements of these devices utilize transducing principles based on the simultaneous analysis of the changes in the dielectric and charge environment resulting from biomoelcular interactions. The improved sensitivity and ease of multiplexing of such devices holds promise for future immuno-sensors and proteomic chips.
Her scientific publications include Tunable Affinity Ligands for the Separation of Proteins and Biomacromolecular Complexes, NEMS Capacitive Sensors for Highly Sensitive Label -Free Nucleic-acid Analysis, BioMEMS Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine, Active MOS Capacitive Sensor Array for Lab-On-a-Chip Applications, and a book chapter in BioMEMS. Her recent conference talks include the International Conference on Nano-Networks (Nano-Net 2008) and nanoTX’08, USA. Read the full list of her publications!
Teena earned her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Government Engineering College, Thrissur, India in 2005.