Prof. Shuichi Takayama’s research interests (B.S. & M.S. from the University of Tokyo, Ph.D. from the Scripps Research Institute) started with organic synthesis. Subsequently he pursued postdoctoral studies in bioengineered microsystems at Harvard University as a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow. He is currently Professor at the University of Michigan in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program. He is also an Adjunct Professor at School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). He constructs microfluidic models of the body such as the oviduct, lung, and cancer metastasis. He also develops aqueous two phase system micropatterning technologies, studies timing and rhythms of cell signaling, constructs self-switching fluidic circuits, and performs nanofluidic single strand chromatin analysis.