The Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers dedicated to achieving international leadership in bioanalytical science by fostering the highest quality research and education in the field of bioanalytical chemistry. Institute researchers, including the director, Susan M. Lunte, develop and use state of the art sampling, separation, detection and characterization techniques to promote our understanding of fundamental life processes and to increase our knowledge of how to intervene in those processes to regulate biological function and restore health.

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These include:

  • microdialysis,
  • mass spectrometry,
  • single molecule imaging and spectroscopy,
  • microchip analytical devices,
  • and electroanalytical techniques.

In addition, the Institute is focused on developing the enabling technologies necessary for expanding the capabilities of high throughput screening, development of whole cell assays for drug discovery, and working on new approaches for the study and early detection of diseases including cancer, stroke, AIDS and neurodegenerative diseases.


Latest News

January 2020
New KU CHEM faculty member Meredith Hartley welcomed

October 2019
Sue Lunte named to 2019 Power List

September 2019
Robert T. Kennedy gives second Ralph N. Adams Lecture at KU

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Angela Koehler, Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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