Emma Yee

Emma YeeGraduate Student
BS, Chemical Engineering
Columbia University

 

 

Research

My research focuses on point-of-care nucleic acid assay diagnostic devices for infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis. Infectious diseases disproportionately affect people in income- and infrastructure-limited areas, and in order to address these diseases effectively, quantitative diagnosis must be made attainable in these conditions. The goal is to develop highly effective, low-cost diagnostic devices utilizing polymerization-based signal amplification that require minimal resources.