10/30/18 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Department Seminar: Professor Dipankar Koley
Professor Koley's lab is interested in developing new electrochemical tools to study microbial metabolism at high spatial and temporal resolution. Researchers are specifically interested in studying bacterial metabolic interactions among bacterial species, biomaterials, mammalian cells or immediate microenvironment surrounding the bacteria. They use their expertise in designing and fabricating electrochemical sensors to assist life scientist and restorative dentist in studying, diagnosing and intervening with preventive measures of various human diseases. Current areas of interest include biofilms , 3D hydrogel printing, restorative dental materials and biofilms, bacterial mediated bio-cement formation, and single cell migration.
Professor Koley obtained his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, under the guidance of Professor Allen J. Bard. Later, he moved to University of Michigan as a post-doctoral fellow to work under Professor Mark E Meyerhoff. He joined the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University in September 2013.