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Prasad Paper Makes Chemistry Top 10 List in Scientific Reports

Prasad Paper Makes Chemistry Top 10 List in Scientific Reports

Badrinath Jagannath and Shalini Prasad display biosensorsBadrinath Jagannath (left) and Dr. Shalini Prasad are two of the study’s authors.

A research study conducted by UT Dallas scientists has been recognized as one of the 10 most read chemistry papers appearing in Scientific Reports in 2017.

Dr. Shalini Prasad, professor of bioengineeringand a Cecil H. and Ida Green Professor in Systems Biology Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, was the senior author of “A new paradigm in sweat based wearable diagnostics biosensors using Room Temperature Ionic Liquids (RTILs).” The article described a sensor that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration.

Other researchers credited on the work include lead author Rujuta Munje PhD’16, a UT Dallas bioengineering graduate; Dr. Sriram Muthukumar, adjunct associate professor of materials engineering; and Badrinath Jagannath, bioengineering research assistant.

Their work demonstrated that less expensive technology could be implemented for monitoring the compounds, and that a smaller amount of sweat than previously demonstrated — and no blood at all — could be used to obtain valid diabetic data.

Scientific Reports published more than 5,000 chemistry papers in 2017. The UT Dallas paper ranked ninth in page views.