Rapid capillary electrophoresis measurements of neurotransmitters

      We are also developing new electrochemical detection methods for capillary electrophoresis.  Our lab has built a CE-FSCV instrument that detects electroactive neurotransmitters using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry at microlectrodes.  This instrument can be used to quantify the amount of neurotransmitters in a small, 8 nL CNS of a fruit fly.  We are also hoping to extend this technology to examining microdialysis samples in the future.  We are also looking to miniaturize the system on a lab-on-a-chip device.   

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