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Rapid Diagnostic Tools with ABE's Mohit Verma

Hosted by Nathan Moiser, Indiana Soybean Alliance Professor and Head of Agricultural & Biological Engineering.

In this episode highlighting the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), we meet Mohit Verma, an assistant professor in Agriculture and Biological Engineering at Purdue University and learn more about his work to develop a rapid diagnostic tool for Covid-19.

Verma discusses his collaboration with Raytheon to develop a paper-based diagnotic tool for Covid-19 and the differences between academic research and working to bring a product to market.  He also shares about his work to develop biosensors for detecting bovine respiratory diseases and his vision to modify current diagnostic tools for use to monitor plant and environmental health. 

Dr. Verma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He completed a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017) at Professor George Whitesides' Laboratory in Harvard University. He received his PhD (as a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar) in Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology) from the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Professor Frank Gu in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2012. His research interests include biosensors, microbiome, and soft matter.

Read Professor Verma's latest Medium blog post "From bovine disease to COVID-19: Rapid test builds on work with cows" and visit his lab website to learn more about his research projects. 

This is one of two episodes featuring Purdue University's Agricultural and Biological Engineering.  Listen to more about ABE and other engineering topics at the Purdue Engineering podcast website

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