Zachary Gagnon Receives NSF’s Early CAREER Award
Zachary Gagnon, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the high level of promise and excellence in early stage scholars.
The five-year grant of nearly $500,000 will support Gagnon’s work to develop inexpensive and portable biosensors for rapid, sensitive and label-free multiplexed biomolecular detection. Specifically, Gagnon’s work will focus on the development of novel electrokinetic biosensors for biomolecular detection at liquid interfaces. This work, a step toward miniaturizing biosensing systems and making them quicker, less expensive and easier to use, has important applications in preventing disease in developing countries, as well as potential applications in environmental monitoring, biowarefare/anti-terrorism work, point-of-care diagnostic testing and basic biological research.
Excerpt from engineering.jhu.edu.