Congratulations to SBME’s Dr. Govind Kaigala for being awarded the 2023 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award. This award honors the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of microfluidics or nanofluidics in his or her early career and is co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society and the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.

The award presented at the microTAS 2023 conference in Katowise, Poland honors Dr. Kaigala’s technical advancement in developing microanalytical tools designed to uncover quantitative profiles of molecular heterogeneity, across scales. His research particularly focuses on quantifying heterogeneity that is ubiquitous and unfavorable for the treatment of cancers. One of the accomplishments he is most proud of is the influence his team’s work has had on the design of biotech products in the industry.

When asked where his research is headed Dr. Kaigala – “I hope to continue working and learning closely from clinical colleagues to create better tools to measure heterogeneity in different scales and levels, develop clinically actionable metrics as well as more biomimetic models to help characterize personalized therapeutics – super excited in SBME as well the Vancouver Prostate Center that helps to bring increased clinical focus to our work.”

We are excited to see where Dr. Kaigala’s research goes next.