Karen Cheung

Contact InformationKaren Cheung

Life Sciences Centre
#4305-2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Fax 1-604-822-7135

Research Areas

  • Biomedical Technologies
  • Emerging Micro/Nano Technologies


Karen C. Cheung received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. From 2002 to 2005, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. She joined the University of British Columbia in 2006.

Additional Information

Selected Publications

  1. Karamikamkar S, Behzadfar E, Cheung KC. A novel approach to producing uniform 3-D tumor spheroid constructs using ultrasound treatment. Biomedical microdevices. 2018 June;20(2): 27. org/10.1007/s10544-018-0260-1
  2. Luan E, Yun H, Laplatine L, Dattner Y, Ratner DM, Cheung K, Chrostowski L. Enhanced sensitivity of sub-wavelength multi-box waveguide microring resonator label-free biosensor. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 2018 Apr. org/10.1109/JSTQE.2018.2821842
  3. Flueckiger J, Ko FK, Cheung KC. Electrospun Nanofibre Based Chemical Sensor: Electrical Characterization. CMBES Proceedings, 2018 Mar;33(1).
  4. Yu L, Cheung KC. Droplet-Based Microfluidic System for Tumor Cell Encapsulation in Alginate Beads and Anticancer Drug Testing. CMBES Proceedings. 2018 Mar;33(1).
  5. Luan E, Yun H, Laplatine L, Flückiger J, Dattner Y, Ratner D, Cheung K, Chrostowski Sub-wavelength multi-box waveguide-based label-free sensors. Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXII. 2018 Feb;10535:105350H. doi.org/10.1117/12.2287621
  6. Ang A, Ouellet E, Cheung KC, Haynes C. Highly Efficient and Reliable DNA Aptamer Selection Using the Partitioning Capabilities of ddPCR: The Hi-Fi SELEX Method. Digital PCR. 2018:531-554. org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7778-9_30
  7. Nasseri SS, Grist SM, Chen S, Tam YY, Cullis P, Cheung KC. Tissue microenvironment and cellular imaging. Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 2017 IEEE International. 2017 Dec:10.7. 1-10.7. 4. org/10.1109/IEDM.2017.8268367
  8. Wang N L, Yu L, Grist S, Cheung KC, Chen DDY. Different in vitro cellular responses to tamoxifen treatment in polydimethylsiloxane-based devices compared to normal cell culture. Journal of Chromatography B. 2017 Nov;1068:105-111. org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.09.041
  9. Casanova-Moreno J, To J, Yang CWT, Turner RFB, Bizzotto D, Cheung KC. Fabricating devices with improved adhesion between PDMS and gold-patterned glass. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 2017 July;246:904-909. org/10.1016/j.snb.2017.02.109
  10. Noel A, Cheung KC, Schober R, Makrakis D, Hafid A. Simulating with AcCoRD: Actor-based communication via reaction–diffusion. Nano Communication Networks. 2017 Mar;11: 44-75. org/10.1016/j.nancom.2017.02.002
  11. Laplatine L, Al’Mrayat O, Luan E, Fang C, Rezaiezadeh S, Ratner DM, Cheung K, Dattner Y, Chrostowski System-level integration of active silicon photonic biosensors. Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XV. 2017 Feb;10061:100610I. doi.org/10.1117/12.2256068
  12. Flueckiger J, Schmidt S, Donzella V, Sherwali A, Ratner DM, Chrostowski L, Cheung KC. Sub-wavelength grating for enhanced ring resonator biosensor. Optics express. 2016 July;24 (14):15672-15686. org/10.1364/OE.24.015672
  13. Grist SM, Nasseri SS, Poon T, Roskelley C, Cheung KC. On-chip clearing of arrays of 3-D cell cultures and micro-tissues. 2016 July;10(4):044107. doi.org/10.1063/1.4959031
  14. Grist SM, Schmok JC, Gaxiola AD, Cheung KC. Microfluidic platform with integrated thin-film optical oxygen sensors for transient hypoxia. New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS), 2016 14th IEEE International. 2016 Jun:1-4. org/10.1109/NEWCAS.2016.7604838
  15. Deng Y, Noel A, Elkashlan M, Nallanathan A, Cheung KC. Molecular communication with a reversible adsorption receiver. Communications (ICC), 2016 IEEE International Conference on. 2016 May:1-7. org/10.1109/ICC.2016.7511443
  16. Cheng E, Yu H, Ahmadi A, Cheung KC. Investigation of the hydrodynamic response of cells in drop on demand piezoelectric inkjet nozzles. Biofabrication, 2016 Jan;8(1):015008. doi.org/10.1088/1758-5090/8/1/015008
  17. Cheng E, Yu H, Ahmadi A, Cheung KC. Rheological manipulation for improved reliability in inkjet printing of living cells. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on. 2016 Jan;784-787. org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2016.7421746