Driving Directions

CMADP is located in the Adams Institute in room 222 of the Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) at 2030 Becker Drive on KU's West Campus. Visitors should park in the MRB parking lot, south of the building.

Directions to CMADP

From Kansas City to MRB via Kansas Turnpike::

  • Exit at East Lawrence (204), pay toll, obtain receipt if to be reimbursed. Continue to stoplight, turn left onto US 24/40 southbound. Cross Kansas River bridge, turn right onto 6th Street. Continue on 6th Street to Iowa St. (US 59). Turn left (southbound) onto Iowa St., continue to 19th Street.
  • At 19th Street stop light, turn right onto KU's west campus. At T intersection, turn left onto Constant Ave. At stop sign, turn right onto Becker Drive.
  • Continue on Becker Dr. to the large building on the left (Multidisciplinary Research Building - MRB) and park in lot on the south side of building. From the parking lot, walk east and north to the front entrance on the east side of MRB.  CMADP is on the west end of the second floor of MRB.

From Topeka to MRB via Kansas Turnpike::

  • Exit at West Lawrence (202), pay toll, obtain receipt if to be reimbursed. Continue south past Holidome on left, staying in left lane, through the underpass and onto Iowa Street (US 59) southbound.
  • At 19th Street stop light, turn right onto KU's west campus. At T intersection, turn left onto Constant Ave. At stop sign, turn right onto Becker Drive.
  • Continue on Becker Dr. to the large building on the left (Multidisciplinary Research Building - MRB) and park in lot on the south side of building. From the parking lot, walk east and north to the front entrance on the east side of MRB.  CMADP is on the west end of the second floor of MRB.

MRB/SBC Parking lot rules:

  • Parking is available at meters at all times.
  • Parking is free in the Yellow zones of the lot after 4:00 pm any day
  • Parking is free in the Yellow zones all day when school is not in session
  • If you prefer, or have other business on the main campus, metered parking is available in the Park & Ride lot just across from the MRB parking lot. Entrance to the lot is on 23rd Street (Clinton Parkway), west of Iowa Street. Free bus service is available every 10 minutes to the main campus from this lot.

Recent News

February 2017
CMADP Project Investigators co-author Top Downloaded article in Lab on a Chip

CMADP Co-I awarded R01 from NIH National Cancer Institute

CMADP Graduate's research featured on cover of Genetics and in other journals

October 2016
CMADP Co-I receives Mathers Foundation grant

View all news »

Upcoming Events
Special seminar by Dr. James P. Landers
Commonwealth Professor in Chemistry,
Mechanical Engineering & Pathology
University of Virginia

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:00pm
Simons Auditorium, HBC, West Campus

"Integrated Microfluidic Systems for Forensic DNA Analysis"
In 2006, we demonstrated that microfluidic technology could provide a ‘lab-on-a-chip’ solution for real-world genetic analysis. Sample-in/answer-out functionality was shown for the detection of bacteria in mouse blood and in a human nasal swab, with a sub-30 minute analytical time for DNA extraction, amplification, electrophoretic separation and detection. We extrapolated these technology developments to the analysis of short tandem repeats (STR) in human DNA; these clinically-insignificant (presumably) tetranucleotide sequences function effectively for statistically-relevant matching in human identification. Our efforts led to the development of a commercializable system designed for implementation in crime labs for STR profiling convicted felons or, in some states, profiling arrestees in booking stations. An intricate but functional microfluidic architecture allowed sample-to-profile to be achieved from a cheek swab in less than 80 minutes, using nanoliter flow control, infrared thermocycling and rapid electrophoretic separation of DNA with 5-color fluorescence detection. We have since demonstrated the fabrication of hybrid microdevices composed of inexpensive polymeric materials, many of these commercial-off-the-shelf. We have designed, built and functionalized fully-integrated DNA analysis chemistry/microfluidics on a rotationally-driven system the size of a compact disc. With this system, DNA can be extracted from a swab, PCR amplified to generate an abundance of DNA fragments of the STR loci, followed by resolution of those fragments in a separation in a 4 cm Leff channel that is complete in <300 sec with a 2-base resolution. The processes that allow for swab in–profile out microfluidics are carried out on an instrument that can be carried in one hand and weighs ~14 lbs, ultimately allowing for facile rapid human identification/screening in the field.
KU Today