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Our research spans Nanotechnology (MNTL, UIUC)
Molecular Biology (IGB, UIUC)
with a clinical thrust – Our Lab at the Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Carle Foundation Hospital

“Our research interest is in Bionano and molecular technology development. Our theme is multiplex mechanistic sensing and quantification of molecular markers and active therapeutics to detect and cure diseases. While doing so, we cherish the moments that are joyous and try to learn from those that are painful”

Dr. Irudayaraj’s is a Founder Professor of Bioengineering and a Fellow of BMES. He is a member of the Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory, Beckman Institute, and Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Their lab is located at the Biomedical Research Center (BRC) located at the 3rd floor of the Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Carle Foundation Hospital South. The BRC is also the home of the Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL). Dr. Irudayaraj is the Associate Director of Shared Resources for CCIL.

The basis of their work stems from a strong background and skills developed in the areas of engineering, biomedical and computer sciences. Their group is interested in developing biosensors for cancer, and single molecule technologies to elucidate fundamental intracellular mechanisms with a focus on epigenetics. They are interested in microbiome evaluation to understand cancer recurrence and toxicology of environmental contaminants. Their group has also developed oxygen nanobubble therapeutics to treat retinal diseases. Core technologies developed/applied are Super-resolution microscopy, single molecule fluorescence tools, Plasmon resonance imaging, ultrasensitive lateral flow sensors, and nanobubble guided therapeutics – with a focus on oxygen delivery.

Their group has published over 300 refereed publications and numerous book chapters. He is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Biophysical Society, American Chemical Society, and Agric and Biological Engineering society. He is an active participant in review panels of NIH, NSF, DOE, DOD among other international agencies. Prior to UIUC, Dr. Irudayaraj was an Professor of Biological Engineering and Interim Director of Bindley Bioscience Center at Purdue University, Associate Professor at The Pennsylvania State University, a visiting faculty at the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, and an Assistant Professor at Utah State University.

He has graduated over 40 graduate students, mentored over 50 postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and collaborated with over 15 countries. Students, visiting scholars, and faculty with research and collaborative interests are encouraged to contact Dr. Irudayaraj at jirudaya@illinois.edu