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Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

Gymama Slaughter

Executive Director, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics



IRP2 300

Old Dominion University

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Research Areas:


Drug Design, Development and Delivery

Regenerative Medicine

Sensor-processor integration

Bioelectronics design and theory


Wireless networking and communications


Research Interests:

Dr. Slaughter's research centers on the integration of micro and nanofabrication concepts with life science principles to develop innovative devices to deliver therapuetics to target sites within the body to enable the body to heal. Specific research areas include biosensors and bioelectronics, BioMEMS, cell-instructive adhesive materials for regenerative medicine, wound healing, and biomaterials for modulating inflammation and infection. Other research areas focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, neurological diseases and the detection of volatile organic compounds in trauma patients as well as the detection of biochemical threats, thereby increasing awareness of the condition and reducing decision response time. These efforts have led to the development of four different medical and bio-defense research areas.

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