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Biotechnology and Human Systems

Responding to global needs for improving human conditions

Our R&D seeks to improve human conditions on many fronts. The technology and systems we develop enhance disaster response capabilities, address impacts of climate change, advance defenses against biological and chemical threats, and improve the health and performance of the nation's service members and civilians.

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Biotechnology and Human Systems Groups

We view molecular-scale phenomena as critical to many future and emerging national security challenges. To address these challenges, our group develops tools that collect, manipulate, and process materials and information derived from the molecular domain.

Advancing Our Research


View the leadership of the Biotechnology and Human Systems research area.

Featured Publications

AI-enabled, ultrasound-guided handheld robotic device for femoral vascular access

Dec 18
Biosensors, Vol. 11, No. 12, 18 December 2021, 522.

Geographic source estimation using airborne plant environmental DNA in dust

May 14
Sci. Rep., Vol. 11, No. 1, 10 August 2021, 16238.

Detecting Parkinson's disease from wrist-worn accelerometry in the U.K. Biobank

Mar 14
Sensors, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2021, Art. No. 2047.