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Michael Recht

Dr. Michael Recht is a Senior Member of Research Staff in the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory's Microsystems Technology group. He is interested in developing devices to enable high-throughput assays, flow cytometry, and drug delivery.

Prior to joining PARC in 2004, Michael studied the specificity of aminoglycoside antibiotic action and the thermodynamics and kinetics of RNA-protein interactions using a variety of biochemical, microbiological, and biophysical techniques.

Michael received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He was a visiting researcher and postdoc at Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute in 2004.


PARC publications

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Fragment-based screening for enzyme inhibitors using calorimetry

Methods in Enzymology, Volume 567, Calorimetry

13 January 2016


Multiplexed flow assay based on absorption-encoded beads with compact read-out

Talk at CYTO Innovation 2015 Technology Showcase

27 June 2015


MicroArray Ballistic Drug Delivery

DNA Vaccines 2014

21 July 2014


Miniaturized opto-fluidic system for on-the-flow analyte characterization based on spatial modulation technique

Proceedings for 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

27 October 2013

Development of novel arrayed microjet devices for transdermal drug administration

40th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society

23 July 2013

Flow cytometry on a chip

Book chapter in Point of Care Diagnostics on a Chip



Handheld flow cytometer for rapid pathogen characterization in water

2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting

25 November 2012

Micro-fluidic based detection platform for rapid pathogen characterization in water

Frontiers in Optics 2012 and Laser Science XXVIII

14 October 2012

Opto-fluidic detection system enabling sophisticated point-of-care diagnostics

Invited Seminar, Stanford Optical Society, Stanford University

5 April 2012

Opto-fluidic detection system enabling sophisticated point-of-care diagnostics

First Annual SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) Conference and Exhibition

4 February 2012


On-the-flow pathogen detection in water

SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Symposium 2011

25 April 2011


Vanadium oxide thermal microprobes for nanocalorimetry

IEEE Sensors 2010 Conference

1 November 2010


Advances in calorimetry for drug discovery

SBS Symposium Keynote Address

2 November 2009

Enzymatic assays for fragment-based screening using enthalpy arrays

Drug Discovery Chemistry: Fragment-based Techniques

6 April 2009



MEMS-based enthalpy arrays

Transducers '07

10 June 2007


Modeling the PARC nanocalorimeter using COMSOL

COMSOL Users Conference

26 October 2006


Enthalpy arrays

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

29 June 2004