The Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers dedicated to achieving international leadership in bioanalytical science by fostering the highest quality research and education in the field of bioanalytical chemistry. Institute researchers, including the director, Susan M. Lunte, develop and use state of the art sampling, separation, detection and characterization techniques to promote our understanding of fundamental life processes and to increase our knowledge of how to intervene in those processes to regulate biological function and restore health. These techniques include:

Sue Lunte Lab Photo

Student Researcher
Sue Lunte Group

  • microdialysis,
  • mass spectrometry,
  • single molecule imaging and spectroscopy,
  • microchip analytical devices, and
  • electroanalytical techniques.

In addition, the Institute is focused on developing the enabling technologies necessary for expanding the capabilities of high throughput screening, development of whole cell assays for drug discovery, and working on new approaches for the study and early detection of diseases including cancer, stroke, AIDS and neurodegenerative diseases.


Latest News

May 30, 2014: Yong Zeng receives J.R. & Inez Jay Fund award

Professor Yong Zeng, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Award through the Higuchi Biosciences Center (HBC). Prof. Zeng’s proposal is entitled "Microfluidic Molecular Analysis of Tumor-Derived Exosomes". The objective of this proposal is to develop novel microstructured functional materials for high-performance microfluidic isolation and molecular profiling of circulating exosomes in cancer.

View all news »

Events
There are no upcoming events at this time.
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times