- developing countries, global health, poverty, e-health, emerging technology, comparative-effectiveness research, rural health, diagnostics, infectious disease
Professor Singamaneni’s research interests include developing and deploying biosensors in resource-limited settings. Plasmonic biosensors are considered to be highly promising for the development of simple, portable, sensitive, on-chip biodiagnostics for resource-limited settings, such as at-home care, rural clinics, developing countries with low and moderate incomes, and battlefields. Although there has been tremendous progress in the rational design of nanotransducers with high sensitivity and the development of hand-held read-out devices, the translation of these biosensors to resource-limited settings is hindered by the poor thermal, chemical, and environmental stability of the biocognition elements. Professor Singamaneni’s work is focused on developing solutions to overcome these challenges.