Revzin to present chemical engineering distinguished seminar

Published: Sep 2, 2008 3:07:16 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille,, 334.844.3447

Alex Revzin, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of California-Davis, will present, "Using Surface Micropatterning Techniques for Analysis of Immune Cell Function," on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the Ross Hall McMillan Auditorium. His lecture is hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Revzin's presentation will discuss the clinical and diagnostic importance of blood analysis and developing novel miniature devices for rapid characterization of blood constituents. He will highlight applications of a cytometry platform for HIV diagnostics and monitoring.

Revzin received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and his doctorate from Texas A&M University, with postdoctoral study at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research interests include microfabrication and nanotechnology for manipulation and analysis of cellular systems; single cell manipulation; biosensors for monitoring activity of individual cells; combinatorial screening of cell-microenvironment interactions; BioMEMS; biomaterials and surface science. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts for his work in recognizing and publicizing critical trends in interactions between humans and the environment.

A reception will be held at 3 p.m. in 202 Ross Hall. For additional information about upcoming seminars hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering please visit