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Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry

Paul Abbyad

Paul Abbyad

Associate Professor

Degree Information

Ph.D. Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.Sc., McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Microfluidic nanoliter droplets for applications in biological and chemical assays

Abbyad's Lab


National Science Foundation, 2018-2023, $504,973
National Institutes of Health  2018-2021, $373,538


  • Biophysical Chemistry (Chem 150)
  • Physical Chemistry Lab (Chem 154)
  • H. Horvath, D.G*; Braza, S*; Moore, T; Lunch, A*; Feit, C*; Abbyad, P (2019) Sorting by Interfacial Tension (SIFT): Label-Free Enzyme Sorting Using Droplet Microfluidics.  Analytica Chimica Acta (in press).
  • Pan, CW*; Horvath, DG*; Braza, S*; Moore, T*; Lynch, A*; Feit C*; Abbyad, P (2019) Sorting by interfacial tension (SIFT): Label-free selection of live cells based on single-cell metabolism Lab on a Chip,  Advance Article  Front Cover of Journal; Selected by the Editor as a “HOT” paper ( designated to the top 10% of papers published in journal DOI: 10.1039/C8LC01328D
  • Sengupta, D; Mongersun, A; Kim, TJ; Mongersun, K*; von Eyben, R; Abbyad, P; Pratx, G (2019) Multiplexed Single-Cell Measurements of FDG Uptake and Lactate Release Using Droplet Microfluidics Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment 18: 1-9
  • Gallina, ME; Kim, TJ; Shelor, M; Vasquez, J;  Mongersun, A*; Kim, M; Tang, S; Abbyad, P; Pratx, G (2017) Towards a droplet radiometric assay for single-cell analysis Analytical Chemistry  89 (12), pp 6472–6481.
  • Mongersun A,Smeenk I*, Pratx G, Asuri, P, Abbyad, P (2016) Droplet Microfluidic Platform for the Determination of Single-Cell Lactate Release Analytical Chemistry 88(6):3257–3263.
  • Türkcan S; Nguyen J*; Vilalta M; Shen B; Chin F T, Pratx G, Abbyad, P  (2015) Single-Cell Analysis of [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake by Droplet Radiofluidics Analytical Chemistry 87 (13), 6667–6673.
  • Tullis J*; Park, C.L.*; Abbyad, P (2014) Selective fusion of anchored droplets via changes in surfactant concentration Lab on a Chip, 14, 3285-3289.
  • Fradet E; Abbyad, P.; Vos, M.; Baroud C.N. (2013) Parallel measurements of reaction kinetics using ultralow-volumes Lab on a Chip, 13, 4326-4330 Front Cover of Journal.
  • Abbyad, P; Dangla, R; Alexandrou, A; Baroud, CN (2011) Rails and Anchors: Guiding and Trapping Droplet Microreactors in Two Dimensions. Lab on a Chip  11 (5), 813 – 821
  • Abbyad, P; Tharaux P-L; Martin J-L; Baroud, CN; Alexandrou, A (2010) Sickling of Red Blood Cells through Rapid Oxygen Exchange in Microfluidic Drops. Lab on a Chip   10, 2505- 2512  Inside front cover of Issue No.19

*Undergraduate Authors