Dr. Jacqueline Linnes is an Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University as of January 2015. Her work emphasizes the application of fundamental microfluidic principles and biological assays to develop point-of-care diagnostics for global health and wearable devices that enable health disparities research. Research in the lab focuses on advances in paper microfluidics, molecular biosensors, and human-centered instrumentation design to enable sensitive, robust, and rapid diagnostics for informed healthcare decision-making.
Dr. Linnes’s extensive experience in translational research includes co-founding and managing early-stage user feedback for two small companies, and leading user-response assessments with Engineers Without Borders. She has co-developed mobile diagnostics, wearable devices, airborne pathogen inactivation tools, and water purification technologies with users in the US, Nicaragua, Kenya, Zambia, and Haiti. She applies these experiences in her teaching of undergraduate design, graduate level instrumentation measurement and point-of-care diagnostics, and workshops around the world.
Prior to joining Purdue University as faculty, Dr. Linnes earned her BS in Engineering from Purdue University and her PhD in Bioengineering with Dr. James Bryers and Graduate Certificate in Global Health from the University of Washington. She was a Fogarty Engineering Fellow in a collaboration between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and working with Dr. Edward Nardell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Jose Gomez-Marquez, before continuing her postdoctoral training in point-of-care diagnostics at Boston University in Dr. Catherine Klapperich’s lab.