Bioanalytical chemistry analyzes the molecules that are important to life.  At the University of Virginia, our bioanalytical group has a particular emphasis on designing and using new instrumentation: from electrochemistry to microfluidic devices, separation techniques, mass spectrometry, and high-resolution microscopy.  These new technologies facilitate better chemical measurements in proteomics, forensics, clinical analysis and diagnostics, and live cell and tissue measurements, including microbial communities, the immune system, and the brain.  We combine our chemistry expertise with researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine in order to maximize the societal impact of our research.