Publications as PI

S. Ruan, Z. Greenberg, X. Pan, P. Zhuang, N. Erwin, M. He*, Extracellular Vesicles as an Advanced Delivery Biomaterial for Precision Cancer Immunotherapy, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2021, Under review.

Z Pei, P Suiching, A Warnecke, A Arambula, MS Peter, M He*, H Staecker*, Isolation of sensory hair cell specific exosomes in human perilymph, 2021, bioRxiv doi:

B. J. Stottlemire, J. W. Whitlow, A. R. Chakravarti, C. J. Berkland, M. He*, Remote-controlled 3D Porous Ferromagnetic Interface towards High- throughput Dynamic 3D Cell Culture, 2021, Under review.

S. Ruan, M. He*, Light-induced high-efficient cellular production of immune functional extracellular vesicles, 2021, Under review.

N. He, S. Thippabhotla, C. Zhong, Z. Greenberg, L. Xu, Z. Pessetto, A. K. Godwin, Y. Zeng, M. He*,Nano Pom-poms Prepared Highly Specific Extracellular Vesicles Expand the Detectable Cancer Biomarkers, BioRxiv, 2021, doi:, Under review.

B. J. Stottlemire, J. D. Miller, J. Whitlow, P. Dhar, M. He, C. J. Berkland, Remote Sensing and Remote Actuation via Silicone–Magnetic Nanorod Composites, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2021, 2001099

R. Elliott, M. He*, Unlocking the Power of Exosomes for Crossing Biological Barriers in Drug Delivery, Pharmaceutics, 2021, 13, 122.

S. Hong, S. Ruan, P. Gamero Kubota, M. He, J.L. McGill, Immunogenic potency of engineered exosomes for prevention of respiratory syncytial virus, The Journal of Immunology, 2020, 204 (1 Supplement), 245.22-245.22.


Q. Zhu, M. Hamilton, B. Vasquez, M. He*, 3D-printing Enabled Micro-assembly of Microfluidic Electroporation System for 3D Tissue Engineering, Lab on a Chip, 2019, 19, 2362-2372 .

Featured as the Emerging Investigator


S. Thippabhotla, C. Zhong, M. He*, 3D cell culture stimulates the secretion of in vivo like extracellular vesicles, Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 13012 .

Featured as the Top 100 Read Articles of 2019

P. Zhang, X. Zhou, M. He, Y. Shang, A. L. Tetlow, A. K. Godwin, Y. Zeng, Ultrasensitive detection of circulating exosomes with a 3D-nanopatterned microfluidic chip , Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2019, 3, 438-451.

Featured in the Editorial: Clever Chip Designs for Diagnostics, Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2019, 3, 417.

Featured in the News: Enhanced Detection of Tumor-secreted vesicles, Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2019, 4, 421.

Z. Zhao, J. McGill, P. Gamero Kubota, M. He*, Microfluidic On-demand Engineering of Exosomes towards Cancer Immunotherapy,  Lab on a Chip, 2019, 19, 1877 – 1886

loc cover 2018

Q. Zhu, M. Heon, Z. Zhao, M. He*, Microfluidic Engineering of Exosomes: Editing Cellular Messages for Precision Therapeutics. Lab on a Chip, 2018, 18, 1690-1703.

Featured as the Cover Story

Kim paper

K. Plevniak, M. Campbell, T. Myers, A. Hodges, M. He*, 3D Printed Auto-mixing Chip Enables Rapid Smartphone Diagnosis of Anemia. Biomicrofluidics, 2016, 10, 054113.

ScienceDaily News, 3D Printing Industry News

Collage of journal covers

Z. Zhao, Y. Yang, Y. Zeng, M. He*, A Microfluidic ExoSearch Chip for Multiplexed Exosome Detection Towards Blood-based Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis. Lab on a Chip, 2016, 16, 489-496.

Back Cover Story, RSC Most Download Articles of 2016

M. He, Y. Zeng, Microfluidic Exosome Analysis towards Liquid Biopsy for Cancer. Journal of Laboratory Automation2016, 21, 599-608. SLAS Reader Choice Award 2018

P. Zhang, M. He, Y. Zeng, Ultrasensitive microfluidic analysis of circulating exosomes using a nanostructured graphene oxide/polydopamine coating. Lab on a Chip, 2016, 16, 3033-3042. Featured as the Emerging Investigator

K. Plevniak, M. He*, Microfluidic Technology: the Next–generation Drug Discovery Tool. Drug Target Review, 2015, 2(3), 18-20.


Work prior to being the PI

M. He, J. Crow, M. Roth, Y. Zeng, A. K. Godwin, Integrated immunoisolation and protein analysis of circulating exosomes using microfluidic technology. Lab on a Chip, 2014, 14, 3773-3780. Royal Chemistry Society Lab On a Chip 2014 Most Accessed Article, KU Cancer Center News and Research HighlightsLabmedica Daily Clinical Lab News

D. Kim, K. Karns, S. Tia, M. He, A. E. Herr, Electrostatic protein immobilization using charged polyacrylamide gels and cationic detergent microfluidic Western blotting. Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 84, 2533-2540.

M. He, Y. Zeng, A. Jemere, D. J. Harrison, Tunable thick polymer coatings for on-chip electrophoretic protein and peptide separation. Journal of Chromatography A, 2012, 1241, 112-116.

M. He, J. Novak, B. A. Julian, A. E. Herr, Membrane-assisted online renaturation for automated microfluidic lectin blotting. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 19610-19613.

S. Q. Tia, M. He, D. Kim, A. E. Herr, Multi-analyte on-chip native western blotting. Analytical Chemistry, 2011, 83, 3581–3588.

M. He, A. E. Herr, Automated microfluidic protein immunoblotting. Nature Protocols, 2010, 5, 1844-1856.

M. He, J. Bao, Y. Zeng, D. J. Harrison, Parameters governing reproducibility of flow properties of porous monoliths photopatterned within microfluidic channels. Electrophoresis, 2010, 31, 2422-2428.

M. He, A. E. Herr, Polyacrylamide gel photopatterning enables automated protein immunoblotting in a two-dimensional microdevice. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 2512-2513. JACS front web page highlights

M. He, A. E. Herr, Microfluidic polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis with in-situ immunoblotting for native protein analysis. Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 8177-8184.

M. He, Y. Zeng, X. Sun, D. J. Harrison, Confinement effects on the morphology of photopatterned porous polymer monoliths for capillary and microchip electrophoresis of proteins. Electrophoresis, 2008, 29, 2980-2986.

Y. Zeng, M. He, D. J. Harrison, Microfluidic Self-Patterning of Large-Scale Crystalline Nanoarrays for High-Throughput Continuous DNA Fractionation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 6388-6391.