Rose Doerfler: Microfluidic Devices for the Detection of Genetically Modified Foods
Genetically modified (GM) foods are a hot-button issue for activists in both Taiwan and the United States; however, accurate information about GM foods is often inaccessible. New diagnostic tools provide a solution. Ms. Doerfler’s research helps develop those tools. Rose Doerfler studied chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, focusing on tools for biomolecule detection. She spent the year working on a collaborative project with researchers at Yuan Ze University, building microfluidic devices to detect DNA sequences associated with genetically modified food crops.