Dr. Jian Gu, PhD head shot

Contact Info

UA College of Med-Phoenix(Adm)
Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences - (Research Scholar Track)
College of Medicine Phx Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine and Basic Medical Sciences


  • PhD: Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, New Jersey, 2003.


  • P. Zhang, J. Gu, J. He, W. Gao, W. Zhang, S. Lindsay, D.R. Meldrum, "Next-generation and future DNA sequencing technologies and metagenomics", in R.W. Li, editor. "Metagenomics and its Applications in Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environmental Studies", Nova Science Publishers (Accepted).
  • J. Gu, X. Xiao, B. R. Takulapalli, M. E. Morrison, P. Zhang, F. Zenhausern, "A new approach to fabricating high-density nanoarrays by nanocontact printing"", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 26(6), 1860 (2008).
  • J. Gu, R. Gupta, CF Chou, Q. Wei, F. Zenhausern, "A simple polysilsesquioxane sealing of nanofluidic channels below 10 nm at room temperature", Lab on a Chip 7(9), 1198 (2007)
  • C.X. Lin, Y.G. Ke, Y. Liu, M. Mertig, J. Gu, H. Yan, "Functional DNA nanotube arrays: Bottom-up meets top-down", Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 46(32), 6089 (2007)
  • J. Wang, J. Gu, F. Zenhausern, H. Sirringhaus, "Low-cost fabrication of submicron all polymer field effect transistors", Applied Physics Letters 88, 3502 (2006)
Research Interests

Platform development, medical devices and procedures

Research Summary

Dr. Gu’s research program focuses on using nano/microfabricated structures and fluidic systems for a broad range of biomedical applications. The research projects include paper-based microfluidic devices for sensitivity disease biomarker detection for point-of-need applications; organ-on-chip platform for cancer metastasis modeling; devices for preanalytic blood collection and processing; as well as devices and systems for disruptive bioassay logistics.