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Michael J. Tarlov (Fed)

Michael Tarlov is chief of the Biomolecular Measurement Division, which develops the measurement science, standards, technology, and data required to support the nation's needs for determining the composition, structure, quantity, and function of biomolecules. This work will help to advance biotechnology, DNA forensics, biomedical and bioscience research, and health care. Mike Tarlov received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Minnesota. During his career at NIST he has authored or co-authored more than 80 publications in the areas of self-assembled monolayers, biochemical sensing, and bioprocess measurements.  Mike was formerly chief of the Process Measurements Division, and was acting chief of the Biochemical Science Division.  Mike is also responsible for leading the cross-division NIST Biomanufacturing Program, which develops measurement science, standards, and reference data to support the development, manufacturing, and regulatory approval of protein drugs.


American Chemical Society (Member of Biochemical Technology, Colloid and Surface Science Divisions)            
Parenteral Drug Association
American Society for Mass Spectrometry


Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2004

Selected Publications


Interlaboratory Studies using the NISTmAb to Advance Biopharmaceutical Structural Analytics

Katharina Yandrofski, Trina Mouchahoir, M. Lorna De Leoz, David L. Duewer, Jeffrey W. Hudgens, Kyle Anderson, Luke Arbogast, Frank Delaglio, Robert Brinson, John Marino, Karen W. Phinney, Michael J. Tarlov, John E. Schiel
Biopharmaceuticals such as monoclonal antibodies are required to be rigorously characterized using a wide range of analytical methods. Various material

Hydrogel-Immobilized Antibodies for Microfluidic Immunoassays

Gloria Thomas, Emad E. El-Giar, Laurie E. Locascio, Michael J. Tarlov
The integration of immunoassays in microfluidic devices is a rapidly developing research area combining the power of immunoassays with the inherent benefits of
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022