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Jeffrey LaBelle

SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Biography

 

Jeffrey T La Belle is currently an Assistant  Professor in the School of Biological Health and Systems Engineering and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.  He has a Ph.D. and Masters in Bioengineering from ASU and a MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Western New England University in Springfield Massachusetts.  The lab includes students from bioengineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science engineering, as well as biology and chemistry programs at ASU.  Our research focus revolves around label-free, noninvasive sensing and point-of-care technologies.

Research Interests

In the La Belle Group, we are currently developing electrochemical sensors for noninvasive glucose sensing, the novelty of our design is to obtain tear fluid for tear to blood glucose correlation in a noninvasive means to increase patient compliance.  The next leap in technology for diabetes care is a multiplexed sensor that will add more depth of information for a self-monitoring blood glucose devices, here five accepted markers for DM care and management, including glucose, HbA1c, among others are simultaneously monitored on a single strip sensor.  This technology we are developing could also allow for continuous and single use stress sensing technologies.  Other applications of the sensing technologies include small molecule, DNA, protein, and whole cell detection to address changing climate in point-of-care technologies and medicine.  On the activation side of our research, we are fabricating nitinol staggered muscle arrays that mimic skeletal muscle and we have recently demonstrated over 30% compression in our SMA’s similar to muscle bundles. Our approach to design is simple, look at what the user needs and/or wants and apply a unique solution.  We have bioengineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineers in the group as well as biology and chemistry, a well diversified group to tackle the challenges in health care today.

Publications
  • Jeffrey La Belle, Jared Gerlach, Sergei Svarovsky, Lokesh Joshi. Label-Free Impedimetric Detection of Glycan-Lectin Interactions. Analytical Chemistry (2007).
  • A Kawde, J Wang, J Gerlach, L Joshi, V Bhavanandan, Y Xiang, Z Dai, Jeffrey La Belle. Nanoparticle-Based Bioelectronic Sensing of Glycan-Lectin Interactions. JACS (2006).
  • Tanin Tangkuaram, Joseph Wang, Jared Gerlach, Yun Xiang, Abdel-Nasser Kawde, Zong Dai, Veer Bhavanandan, Jeffrey La Belle, Waret Veerasai, Lokesh Joshi. Sensitive and rapid electrochemical bioassay of glycosidase activity. The Analyst (2006).
  • G Montaño, B Bowen, Jeffrey La Belle, N Woodbury, V Pizziconi, R Blankenship. Characterization of Chlorobium tepidum chlorosomes. A calculation of bacteriochlorophyll c per chlorosome and oligomer modeling. Biophys (2003).
  • Montaño, GA, La Belle, Jeffrey, Woodbury, N, Pizziconi, V, Blankenship, R, Bowen, J. Determination of the number of bacteriochlorophyll molecules per chlorosome light-harvesting complex in Chlorobium tepidum. CSIRO Publishing (2001).
Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
MAE 493Honors Thesis
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BME 493Honors Thesis
CHE 493Honors Thesis
BME 527Biomedical Device Design
BME 590Reading and Conference
CHE 592Research
BME 593Applied Project
CHE 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 382Biomedical Prod Dsgn & Dev III
BME 394Special Topics
CHE 492Honors Directed Study
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
CHE 592Research
BME 592Research
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
MAE 493Honors Thesis
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BME 494Special Topics
BME 590Reading and Conference
SCM 591Seminar
CHE 592Research
BME 593Applied Project
CHE 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
BMD 598Special Topics
HCR 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 382Biomedical Prod Dsgn & Dev III
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BIO 493Honors Thesis
SCM 494Special Topics
BME 494Special Topics
BME 590Reading and Conference
SCM 591Seminar
BME 593Applied Project
BMD 598Special Topics
BME 598Special Topics
HCR 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 382Biomedical Prod Dsgn & Dev III
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 494Special Topics
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 382Biomedical Prod Dsgn & Dev III
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 103Intro to BME III
BME 404Capstone IV
BME 405Capstone V
BME 590Reading and Conference
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 103Intro to BME III
BME 494Special Topics
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • La Belle, Jeffrey, Pizziconi, V, Montaño, G, Blankenship, R. Nanoscale Biophotonic Hybrid Biosensor. Abstracts BioMEMS & Biomedical NANOtechnology World
  • La Belle, Jeffrey, Montaño, G, Blankenship, R, Pizziconi, V. Nanoengineered Biophotonic Hybrid Device. Abstracts Second Joint EMBS-BMES Conference, Houston Texas
  • La Belle, Jeffrey, Montaño, G, Blankenship, R, Pizziconi, V. Nanoengineered Interface for Biophotonic Hybrid Device components. Abstracts in BioDevice Interface - Science and Technology Workshop