[Illinois] Bio-sensing Summer Series 2010: Advances in Cytomics-cellular Measurement

By J. Paul Robinson

Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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J. Paul Robinson is the SVM Professor of Cytomics in the School of Veterinary Medicine and a professor of biomedical engineering in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in Immunopathology from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is currently the director of the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories in the Bindley Biosciences Center in Discovery Park at Purdue University. He is a past President of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, is the Editor- in-Chief of Current Protocols in Cytometry, Associate Editor of Histochemica et Cytobiologica, and Associate Editor of Cytometry Part A. He is an active researcher with over 141 peer reviewed publications, 22 book chapters, has edited 9 books and has given over 120 international lectures and taught advanced courses in over a dozen countries. Robinson was an early adopter of web-based educational materials by publishing the first known published web-based-CDROM in April 1996 and since published 14 CD-ROMs or DVDs with a total distribution of around 100,000 copies allowing him to effectively utilize the power of multimedia technology in his field of science. He was elected to the College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2004, received the Pfizer Award for Innovative Research in 2004 and the Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit Research in 2002. He has participated in numerous NIH, NSF and private foundation review boards. He has given a large number of talks and presentations to student groups and community service organizations. His research area has focused on reactive oxygen species primarily in neutrophils, cell lines such as HL-60 cells. His lab is currently focused on mitochondrial function. Over the past several years, his group has expanded their interest in bioengineering with hardware and software groups developing innovative technologies such as the high-speed hyperspectral cytometry, optical tools for quantitative fluorescence measurement and advanced classification approaches for clinical diagnostics and bacterial classification, and high content, high throughput screening technologies. His lab specializes in multidisciplinary research projects reflected in the backgrounds of the 70 plus graduate student committees of which he was chair for 24 PHD and 12 MS students. A total of 22 students were in an engineering discipline. Robinson started a not-for-profit foundation, "Cytometry for Life" with the goal of providing low cost CD4 technology to those nations most in need of these tools, initially focusing on countries in Africa where over 30 million people suffer from AIDS. The foundation activities include design and manufacture of appropriate low cost CD4 technology, and development of an on-the-ground effort in education and training in AIDS related activities in Africa. http://www.cytometryforlife.org . The most recent activity was to go to Nepal and climb Mt. Everest. He successfully summited Everest on May 23, 2009, at 9:31am (http://www.cyto.purdue.edu/trackpaul/) in his bid to raise awareness of the major issues facing Africans who are HIV positive. The lack of low cost diagnostic tools has been an important focus of his laboratory activity over recent years. (revised 2011)

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