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Eric Spivey

Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Intellectual Neighborhoods

Research Focus

Development of tools for single-cell culture, segregation, and analysis, through fabrication of defined cellular micronenvironments. Construction of high-throughput microfluidic and optical systems to enable registration of mass spectrometry data to other analytical techniques at the single-cell scale.

Design and construction of optical components to improve the spatial resolution of MALDI imaging mass spectrometry.


  • An aging-independent replicative lifespan in a symmetrically dividing eukaryote. Spivey EC, Jones SK, Rybarski JR, Saifuddin FA, Finkelstein IJ. Elife. 2017 Jan 31;6. pii: e20340. doi: 10.7554/eLife.20340.
  • 3D-printed microfluidic microdissector for high-throughput studies of cellular aging. Spivey EC, Xhemalce B, Shear JB, Finkelstein IJ. Anal Chem. 2014 Aug 5;86(15):7406-12. doi: 10.1021/ac500893a.
  • From cradle to grave: high-throughput studies of aging in model organisms. Spivey EC, Finkelstein IJ. Mol Biosyst. 2014 Jul;10(7):1658-67. doi: 10.1039/c3mb70604d. Review.
  • Multiphoton Lithography of Unconstrained Three‐Dimensional Protein Microstructures. Spivey EC, Ritschdorff ET, Connell JL, McLennon CA, Schmidt CE, Shear JB. Advanced Functional Materials 23 (3), 333-339. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201201465
  • The fundamental role of subcellular topography in peripheral nerve repair therapies. Spivey EC, Khaing ZZ, Shear JB, Schmidt CE. Biomaterials. 2012 Jun;33(17):4264-76. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.02.043. Review.