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Tushar Rane, Siebel Scholar

Tushar Rane
Tushar Rane, Siebel Scholar 2014
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India

In his research, supervised by Jeff Tza-Huei Wang, a professor of mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and oncology, Tushar Rane focuses on droplet microfluidics. On a microfluidic device, Rane can generate a large number of tiny droplets, each resembling a raindrop but as small as one-millionth the size. Each droplet acts as a single reaction chamber, allowing researchers to run a large number of reactions simultaneously on one device. In Wang’s lab, Rane has helped develop various forms of droplet microfluidic platforms that can be used to analyze biomolecules such as DNA, RNA and enzymes. The platforms possess a wide range of potential medical applications, including the detection of infections and cancer-related mutations. The devices also may help to produce better quality and more abundant crops through a process called “marker assisted selection.”

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