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Faculty & Research

Barry Lutz

Research Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Barry Lutz

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
  • B.S., University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Lutz’ career began in chemical engineering and turned to bioengineering as a postdoctoral fellow in the NIH funded Microscale Life Sciences Center at the UW. At the Center he studied engineering directed to biological problems. The Center’s vision, that genetically-identical cells do not behave the same way, captured his imagination and shifted his interest more toward biological applications of engineering.

Dr. Lutz went on to Intel Corporation where he worked with a biomedical research team to develop early stage technologies to improve human health. He worked on-site at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with Dr. Beatrice Knudsen of FHCRC, Dr. Selena Chan of Intel, and an Intel research team to apply Raman nanoparticle probes for multi-target detection in human cancer tissues.

Most recently, Dr. Lutz joined Prof. Paul Yager’s group, where he helped lead the research to develop point-of-care diagnostics for low-resource settings.

Dr. Lutz’ awards include; the American Vacuum Society Young Investigator Award from the AVS International Symposium, the NIH/NHGRI Genome Training Grant from the Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, the Charles Tobias Memorial Student Poster Award at the Joint Meeting of the Electromechanical Society and International Society of Electrochemistry and the NSF East Asia and Pacific Institute Fellowship from the Chemistry Department, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.