Microphysiological Systems and Organ-on-a-Chip Style Microfluidic Bioreactors
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
5824 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37235
Dr. Dmitry A Markov is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and a faculty fellow of Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE), Nashville, TN. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University in 2004 developing optical methods for refractive index measurements in nanoliter volumes and employing laser interferometry to study label-free protein – surface and protein – protein interactions. Dr. Markov’s multidisciplinary research interests lay at the intersection of biological sciences and engineering. In particular, he focuses on the development of instrumented Microphysiological Systems for breast cancer research that reconstitute non-pathological and diseased-tissue specific microenvironments ex vivo utilizing cell populations or intact tissue biopsies. These Organ-on-a-Chip style microfluidic bioreactors allow for studying disease progression, treatment options, testing effects of environmental pollutants on mammary tissue development, and perturbations of the blood-brain barrier.