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Yash Agarwal named Valedictorian

Yash was named the Valedictorian of the Undergraduate Class of 2017. Yash also won the Earle and Mildred Bailey Memorial Award for scholarship and service to the College.

Yash was an undergraduate researcher in CIDAR and was part of the 2014 Boston University iGEM team.

We wish Yash all the best for all his future endeavors!

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CIDAR Team wins ECE Design Excellence Award !

Team Vulcan: Alexandra Nero [BME+CE], Anish Asthana [CE], Julian Trinh [CE], and Shane McCormack [BME+CE], under customer Professor Douglas Densmore and Graduate Mentors Ali Lashkaripour and Radhakrishna Sanka, wins ECE Design Excellence Award for ECE Senior Design Capstone Project in 2017 ! Project Vulcan aims to extend the experimental capabilities of CIDAR lab’s low cost microfluidic architecture by integrating a camera module for tracking droplets, as well as a PCR module for heat cycling chip contents, all specified at a simple level and controlled using the Vulcan Peripheral Manager.

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By |May 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neptune featured in Othermachine Co. blog post!

Othermachine Co, the maker of the Othermill (a desktop CNC machine) featured the 2016 iGEM Hardware Project in one of their latest blog posts.

Here’s a small excerpt:

Boston University has long held a reputation as one of the most respected research institutes in the U.S. One branch of the intriguing work being done stems out of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s CIDAR (Cross-Disciplinary Integration of Design Automation Research) lab, which focuses on advancements in synthetic biology and microfluidics.

Read the full blog post on the Othermachine Co Blog:

By |May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prashant Vaidyanathan awarded the BBF Scholar Travel Award

CIDAR graduate student Prashant Vaidyanathan was awarded the BBF Scholar Travel Award by the BioBricks Foundation to attend SB 7.0 which will be held in Singapore this year.
The BBF Scholar Travel Award was created by the BioBricks Foundation to help bring a diverse group of students from around the world to SB7.0. The mission of the BioBricks Foundation is to ensure that the engineering of biology is conducted in an open an ethical manner to benefit all people and the planet.

By |May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quick Silva @ Boston Marathon !

CIDAR graduate student and proud son of Medford Ryan Silva has been featured, once again, in the Medford Transcript for his strong performance at the Boston Marathon.

By |April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nicholas Roehner was awarded the Allan Kuchinsky IWBDA Scholarship

Nicholas Roehner was awarded the 2nd Annual Allan Kuchinsky IWBDA Scholarship on August 15, 2016. Details can be found in the proceedings of IWBDA 2016 at

By |October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Jacob awarded UROP funding for Fall 2016

Jacob Kozol has been awarded UROP funding for Fall 2016 to continue research
with CIDAR Lab.

By |October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

AWS Research Grant awarded to CIDAR

CIDAR Lab has been awarded AWS Cloud Credits for Research program worth 10,000 USD by Amazon Web Services. The grant will be used to host CIDAR’s software infrastructure in the cloud.

By |September 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Ryan Silva wins best talk

Ryan Silva’s talk “MakerFluidics: Microfluidics for the Masses” wins best talk
at IWBDA 2016 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

By |August 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Nicholas Roehner interviewed by Biotechniques

Nicholas Roehner was interviewed by Biotechniques on the application of DOE to synthetic biology and its implementation in Double Dutch.

By |July 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments