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Dr. Bornhop

Dr. Darryl J. Bornhop, Professor

Vanderbilt University
Department of Chemistry
VU Station B Box 351822
Nashville, TN 37235-1822
(615) 322-4226




  • 1987 Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of Wyoming; (Mentor: Norman J. Dovichi)
  • 1982 M.A., Environmental Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 1980 B.S., Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia


  • 2003-Present Professor, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
  • 2002-2003 Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech
  • 1994-2003 Research Faculty, Southwest Cancer Center, University Medical Center, Texas Tech
  • 1998-2002 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech
  • 1994-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech
  • 1989-1994 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nevada
  • 1993-1994 Vice President Research and Development, MediVisions, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • 1991-1993 Senior R&D Engineer, Citation Medical, Reno, NV
  • 1989-1991 Product Development Group Leader, Linear Instruments Division of Spectra Physics, Reno, NV
  • 1987-1989 Research and Development Group Leader, Lee Scientific Inc. (Dionex), Salt Lake City, UT


Multi-disciplinary bioanalytical and biomedical research and the general application of micro-imaging for nanoscale chemical/biochemical analysis.


  • The synthesis, characterization and application of exogenous markers (particularly multi-modal signaling agents) for early disease detection, diagnosis and in-vitro assays.
  • The quantification of solute transport in pathological tissue and the elucidation of mechanisms for M-cells involvement in chemical carcinogenesis.
  • The application of lasers to nanoscale chemical and biochemical analysis, particularly for nano-scale investigations such as label-free protein sequencing.
  • The use of micro-fluidics for on-chip patterning, high throughput screening, rapid biochemical assays, proteomics and point of care analysis.


  • 2001 – Present Scientific Advisory Board; CelTor Biosystems
  • 2001 NSF Biomedical Engineering Review Panel Member
  • 2001 – Present Scientific Committee LabAutomation
  • 2000 – Present Scientific Committee SmallTalk Conference
  • 2000 NSF Biomedical Engineering Review Panel Member
  • 1999 (Summer) Visiting Professor, Freie University, Berlin
  • 1999-2001 Scientific Advisory Board; Torsana Biodiagnositics A/S
  • 1998-present Member; NIH – NCRR Study Panel
  • 1996-2000 Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Award
  • 1989 Technical Leadership Award, Lee Scientific
  • 1983 Research Creativity Grant-Award, Montana State University


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Biomedical Optics Society
  • Optical Society of America
  • International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
  • Association for Laboratory Automation
  • Institute for Biotechnology, Texas Tech University
  • Basic Research Group, Southwest Cancer Center UMC