Principal Investigator
Sindy K.Y. Tang, Ph.D.
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University


We are a group of experimentalists dedicated to solving problems at the interface of engineering, soft matter, and biology! The tool we use is microfluidics. Applications of our work include biochemical sensing and diagnostics, water and energy sustainability.

Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – microfluidics & immunology. A joint postdoc position between the labs of Sindy Tang, Stephen Galli, and Kari Nadeau, is immediately available in the area of microfluidics and food allergy. We are looking for a candidate with a background in microfluidics for blood-based lymphocyte analysis. This position has exciting opportunities for learning human immunology, including gene expression and epigenetic analysis, with a focus on allergy and anaphylaxis.Drs. Galli and Nadeau are among the world’s foremost experts in allergy and immunology. The project will be performed in close collaboration with the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford. For details, please see here.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors:


Sindy gave a talk at the BPPB (Biological Physics/Physical Biology) virtual seminar on microfluidic platform for single-cell wound repair! Check out the video here.

Long overdue congrats to Jian Wei, Luke and Alison for having defended their PhD successfully!

Sindy gave a lecture on The Unofficial Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cellular Engineering at CCC summer course!

Great video capturing our single-cell wound repair work featuring Luke and Seth!

Congrats to Fengjiao for a successful PhD defense!

Congrats to Jian Wei for having his paper on using machine learning to discover shape descriptors for predicting droplet breakup accepted to Soft Matter!

Jian Wei and Alison represented the group at APS DFD 2018 at Atlanta!

We had a great time talking and demo'ing science at the Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park!

A commercial product based on our nanoparticle technology is now available! Contact us for details!

Our lab is part of the newly awarded $24 mil NSF Science and Technology Center for Cellular Construction! Our project is to develop a "Living Bioreactor"!

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