About Nathan Swami
Dr. Swami’s laboratory is working to improve islet transplantations by utilizing microfluidics for sorting islets based on their transplantation potential, as determined by their size, shape and vascularization and bioprinting nanostructured 3D niches for their encapsulation and delivery to enable improved islet transplant opportunities. Dr. Swami also engineers devices that control micro/nanoscale properties similar to biomimetic environments. For more detailed information about Dr. Swami’s research, visit his laboratory page.
When Dr. Swami is not working, he enjoys playing music and hiking with his kids.
Microfluidic manipulation of biosystems, Electrochemical bioanalysis in microfluidic devices, Nanopatterning for tissue regeneration and drug delivery
- Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- M.S., Materials Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
- BS, Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Sanghavi BJ, Wolfbeis OS, Hirsch T, Swami NS, Nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensing of neurological drugs and neurotransmitters. 2015; 1-41; Mikrochimica acta. PMID: 25568497Farmehini V, Rohani A, Su YH, Swami NS, A wide-bandwidth power amplifier for frequency-selective insulator-based dielectrophoresis. 2014; 4183-7; Lab on a chip. PMID: 25226875 Su YH, Warren CA, Guerrant RL, Swami NS, Dielectrophoretic monitoring and interstrain separation of intact Clostridium difficile based on their S(Surface)-layers. 2014; 10855-63; Analytical chemistry. PMID: 25343746 Rohani A, Varhue W, Su YH, Swami NS, Quantifying spatio-temporal dynamics of biomarker pre-concentration and depletion in microfluidic systems by intensity threshold analysis. 2014; 052009; Biomicrofluidics. PMID: 25538800 Rohani A, Varhue W, Su YH, Swami NS, Electrical tweezer for highly parallelized electrorotation measurements over a wide frequency bandwidth. 2014; 1795-802; Electrophoresis. PMID: 24668830 Sanghavi BJ, Varhue W, Chávez JL, Chou CF, Swami NS, Electrokinetic preconcentration and detection of neuropeptides at patterned graphene-modified electrodes in a nanochannel. 2014; 4120-5; Analytical chemistry. PMID: 24697740 Su YH, Tsegaye M, Varhue W, Liao KT, Abebe LS, Smith JA, Guerrant RL, Swami NS, Quantitative dielectrophoretic tracking for characterization and separation of persistent subpopulations of Cryptosporidium parvum. 2014; 66-73; The Analyst. PMID: 24225592 Fauss EK, MacCuspie RI, Oyanedel-Craver V, Smith JA, Swami NS, Disinfection action of electrostatic versus steric-stabilized silver nanoparticles on E. coli under different water chemistries. 2014; 77-84; Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces. PMID: 24060931 Ivanoff CS, Swami NS, Hottel TL, Garcia-Godoy F, Enhanced penetration of fluoride particles into bovine enamel by combining dielectrophoresis with AC electroosmosis. 2013; 2945-55; Electrophoresis. PMID: 23897721 Sanghavi BJ, Sitaula S, Griep MH, Karna SP, Ali MF, Swami NS, Real-time electrochemical monitoring of adenosine triphosphate in the picomolar to micromolar range using graphene-modified electrodes. 2013; 8158-65; Analytical chemistry. PMID: 23875581 Chaurey V, Rohani A, Su YH, Liao KT, Chou CF, Swami NS, Scaling down constriction-based (electrodeless) dielectrophoresis devices for trapping nanoscale bioparticles in physiological media of high-conductivity. 2013; 1097-104; Electrophoresis. PMID: 23436401 Chaurey V, Block F, Su YH, Chiang PC, Botchwey E, Chou CF, Swami NS, Nanofiber size-dependent sensitivity of fibroblast directionality to the methodology for scaffold alignment. 2012; 3982-90; Acta biomaterialia. PMID: 22789616 Liao KT, Tsegaye M, Chaurey V, Chou CF, Swami NS, Nano-constriction device for rapid protein preconcentration in physiological media through a balance of electrokinetic forces. 2012; 1958-66; Electrophoresis. PMID: 22806460 Chaurey V, Polanco C, Chou CF, Swami NS, Floating-electrode enhanced constriction dielectrophoresis for biomolecular trapping in physiological media of high conductivity. 2012; 12806-1280614; Biomicrofluidics. PMID: 22481998 Neal RA, Tholpady SS, Foley PL, Swami N, Ogle RC, Botchwey EA, Alignment and composition of laminin-polycaprolactone nanofiber blends enhance peripheral nerve regeneration. 2012; 406-23; Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A. PMID: 22106069 Camacho-Alanis F, Castaneda H, Zangari G, Swami NS, Electrochemical impedance study of GaAs surface charge modulation through the deprotonation of carboxylic acid monolayers. 2011; 11273-7; Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. PMID: 21859118 Chaurey V, Chiang PC, Polanco C, Su YH, Chou CF, Swami NS, Interplay of electrical forces for alignment of sub-100 nm electrospun nanofibers on insulator gap collectors. 2010; 19022-6; Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. PMID: 21082824 Swami N, Chou CF, Ramamurthy V, Chaurey V, Enhancing DNA hybridization kinetics through constriction-based dielectrophoresis. 2009; 3212-20; Lab on a chip. PMID: 19865727 Pattanaik G, Shao W, Swami N, Zangari G, Electrolytic gold deposition on dodecanethiol-modified gold films. 2009; 5031-8; Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. PMID: 19358589 Fauss E, Gorman ME, Swami N, Using expert elicitation to prioritize resource allocation for risk identification for nanosilver. 2009; 770-80; The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. PMID: 20122116 Parthasarathy R, Bykhovski A, Gelmont B, Globus T, Swami N, Woolard D, Enhanced coupling of subterahertz radiation with semiconductor periodic slot arrays. 2007; 153906; Physical review letters. PMID: 17501354 Swami NS, Chou CF, Terberueggen R, Two-potential electrochemical probe for study of DNA immobilization. 2005; 1937-41; Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. PMID: 15723492