Dr. Cooksey’s laboratory at NIST focuses on creating microfluidic tools to improve measurements and enable discoveries in biomedical and clinical research. His group has recently focused on developing new approaches to measure optical properties of cells and materials in flow, such as fluorescently tagged biomarkers. The group recently demonstrated highly accurate measurement of volumetric flow rates (e.g. 10 nL/min with 5 % uncertainty) by linking fluorescent properties of materials to the dosage of light they receive while flowing through an optical interrogation region. These devices are also being advanced to make highly reproducible measurements of single cells in flow (cytometry). His work is part of the NIST on a Chip program and a NIST Innovation in Measurement Science (IMS) award to revolutionize measurement capabilities of single cells in custom microfluidic cytometers.
Greg Cooksey joined NIST in 2007 as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow and is a biomedical engineer and Project Leader in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division. Prior to NIST he was a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, where he developed surfaces and devices to study migrating cells and neurons.
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