Led by Nathan Alves, PhD, the research conducted within the Alves Lab focuses largely on the development of translational technologies, treatments and techniques that can be used to have a positive impact on people’s lives. The interests in this lab are highly interdisciplinary, as researchers apply engineering principles and designs to create translational technologies for clinical implementation. A chemical and bimolecular engineer, Alves leads a lab that is uniquely situated to access relevant patient samples as researchers develop novel methods of treating and diagnosing disease.
The Alves Lab is located in the Medical Sciences Building on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus and spans 1350 square feet that are split across three rooms, each representing a diverse and state-of-the-art translational research center. This space includes a biomarker, biochemistry and small, dander-free molecule/protein purification room; an animal surgery/housing, exercise testing, echocardiography; and a Langendorff room.