Session 1890, Room 126A, 2:00 p.m.
The Ralph N. Adams Award will be presented to J. Michael Ramsey, the Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Chair at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) (UNC-CH). The award, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Conference and the Friends of Ralph N. Adams, was established to honor an outstanding scientist who has advanced the field of bioanalytical chemistry through research, innovation, and education.
Ramsey is a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences in the UNC-CH School of Medicine. He also is a member of the Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanoscience, and Technology and the Institute for Nanomedicine. His current research interests include microfabricated chemical instrumentation, micro- and nanofluidics, single molecule DNA sequencing, single cell assays, point-of-care clinical diagnostic devices, and highly miniaturized mass spectrometry. He was selected for this award because of his vital role in the development of the technologies of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, and their application to myriad problems in biomedicine.