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Journal Papers 

17.  S. Rismani Yazdi, R. Nosrati, C. Stevens, D. Vogel, C. Escobedo (2018) Migration of magnetotactic bacteria in porous media. Biomicrofluidics 12, 011101.

Selected as a Featured Article

 

16.  S. Rismani Yazdi, R. Nosrati, C. Stevens, D. Vogel, P. Davies, C. Escobedo (2018) Magnetotaxis enables magnetotactic bacteria to navigate in flow. Small 14, 1702982.

Featured on the front cover of this issue

Featured in Phys.org, EurekAlert, Science Daily, Nanowerk, and Queen’s gazette

 

15.  H. Dies*, R. Nosrati*, J. Raveendran, C. Escobedo, A. Docoslis (2018) SERS-from-scratch: an electric field-guided nanoparticle assembly method for cleanroom-free and low-cost preparation of surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 553, 695-702.

* Equal contributions.

 

14.  R. Nosrati, P. J. Graham, B. Zhang, J. Riordon, A. Lagunov, T. G. Hannam, C. Escobedo, K. A. Jarvi, D. Sinton (2017) Microfluidics for sperm analysis and selection. Nature Reviews Urology 14, 707-730.

Featured on the home page of Nature Reviews Urology, December 2017

 

13.  R. Nosrati, M. M. Gong, M. C. San Gabriel, A. Zini, D. Sinton (2016) Paper-based sperm DNA integrity analysis. Analytical Methods 8, 6260-6264.

Featured on the front cover of this issue

 

12.  R. Nosrati, P. J. Graham, Q. Liu, D. Sinton (2016) Predominance of sperm motion in cornersScientific Reports 6, 26669.

 

11.  L. Eamer*, M. Vollmer*, R. Nosrati*, M. C. San Gabriel, K. Zeidan, A. Zini, D. Sinton (2016) Turning the corner in fertility: high DNA integrity of boundary-following spermLab on a Chip 16, 2418-2422.

* Equal contributions.

Featured on the inside front cover of this issue

 

10.  R. Nosrati, M. M. Gong, M. C. San Gabriel, C. E. Pedraza, A. Zini, D. Sinton (2016) Paper-based quantification of male fertility potentialClinical Chemistry 62, 458-465.

Highlighted in a Clinical Chemistry Editorial 62, 421 (2016)

Featured in Daily Mail UKThe Sun, and Pembe Nar (Turkish)

 

9.  R. Nosrati, A. Driouchi, C. M. Yip, D. Sinton (2015) Two-dimensional slither swimming of sperm within a micrometre of a surfaceNature Communications 6, 8703.

Highlighted in Nature Reviews Urology 13, 2 (2016)

Featured in over 20 public news media worldwide including The Scientist, Tech Times, LA Times, Daily Mail UK, MSN News, The Star, Popular ScienceThe Sunslate (French), Lentra (Russian), 

bild der wissenschaft (German), sina (Chinese), Nature Communications Press Release, Nature Asia, and U of T Engineering News

 

8.  M. M. Gong, R. Nosrati, M. C. San Gabriel, A. Zini, D. Sinton (2015) Direct DNA analysis with paper-based ion concentration polarizationJournal of the American Chemical Society 137, 13913-13919.

Highlighted in ACS PressPac, Chemical & Engineering News, and Science Daily

 

7.  L. Eamer*, R. Nosrati*, M. Vollmer, A. Zini, D. Sinton (2015) Microfluidic assessment of swimming media for motility-based sperm selection. Biomicrofluidics 9, 044113.

* Equal contributions.

6.  R. Nosrati, M. Vollmer, L. Eamer, M. C. San Gabriel, K. Zeidan, A. Zini, D. Sinton (2014) Rapid selection of sperm with high DNA integrityLab on a Chip 14, 1142-1150.

Reached #6 on the Top-20 downloaded papers from this journal over 30 days

5.  R. Nosrati, M. Hadigol, M. Raisee, A. Nourbakhsh (2012) Numerical modeling of electroosmotic nanoflows with overlapped electric double layerJournal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 9, 2228-2239.

 

4.  M. Hadigol, R. Nosrati, M. Raisee (2011) Numerical analysis of mixed electroosmotic/pressure driven flow of power-law fluids in microchannels and micropumpsColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 374, 142-153.

 

3.  M. Hadigol, R. Nosrati, A. Nourbakhsh, M. Raisee (2011) Numerical study of electroosmotic micromixing of non-Newtonian fluidsJournal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 166, 965-971.

 

2.  R. Nosrati, M. Hadigol, A. Jafari, M. Raisee, A. Nourbakhsh (2011) Numerical investigation of electroosmotic mixing in microchannels with heterogeneous zeta potentialAdvanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 3, 253-261.

 

1.  R. Nosrati, M. Hadigol, M. Raisee (2010) The effect of Y-component electroosmotic body force in mix electroosmotic/pressure driven microflowsColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 372, 190-195.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations 

23.  J. Roth, R. Nosrati, C. Escobedo. Application of deterministic lateral displacement for cell separation. 3rd Annual Queen’s/RMC ChemEng Research Day, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, September 8, 2017.

 

22.  S. R. Yazdi, D. Vogel, C. Stevens, R. Nosrati, P. Davies, C. Escobedo. Magnetotaxis enables the magnetotactic bacteria to navigate in strong flows. 2nd Annual Queen’s/RMC ChemEng Research Day, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, September 9, 2017.

 

21.  B. Zhang, R. Nosrati, L. Maghen, A. Lagunov, T.G. Hannam, D. Sinton. Paper-based quantification of human sperm DNA fragmentation. 62nd Annual Meeting of Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), Toronto, Canada, September 22-24, 2016.


20.  K. Zeidan, M. C. San Gabriel, R. Nosrati, L.Eamer, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton, A. Zini. Rapid selection of motile sperm with high DNA integrity using microfluidics. American Society of Andrology 40th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 18-21, 2015.


19.  M. C. San Gabriel, K. Zeidan, K. Alrabeeah, R. Nosrati, L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton, A. Zini. Comparative study of microfluidic device (MFD) and density gradient centrifugation (DGC) in selecting sperm with high DNA integrity. American Society of Andrology 40th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 18-21, 2015.


18.  R. Nosrati, P.J. Graham, D. Sinton. Corner accumulation behavior of spermatozoa in microchannels. 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), London, UK, September 7-10, 2014.


17.  K. Zeidan, M. San Gabriel, R. Nosrati, L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton, A. Zini. Rapid selection of motile sperm with high DNA integrity using microfluidics. 60th Annual Meeting of the  Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), Quebec City, Canada, September 11-14, 2014.

 

16.  M. San Gabriel, K. Zeidan, K. Alrabeeah, R. Nosrati, L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton, A. Zini. Comparative study of microfluidic device (MFD) and density gradient centrifugation (DGC) in selecting sperm with high DNA integrity. 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), Quebec City, Canada, September 11-14, 2014

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15.  R. Nosrati, A. Driouchi, C.M. Yip, D. Sinton. Analyzing near wall sperm motion using TIRF microscopy. CSME International Congress 2014, Toronto, Canada, June 1-4, 2014.


14.  R. Nosrati, A. Driouchi, C.M. Yip, D. Sinton. Near-surface sperm hydrodynamics using TIRF microscopy. 9th Ontario-on-a-Chip Symposium (OOAC9/MATCH), Toronto, Canada, May 29-30, 2014.

 

13.  R. Nosrati, A. Driouchi, K.J. Downie, A.Vissa, C.M. Yip, D. Sinton. Near-surface hydrodynamics of spermatozoa by total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy. 1st international conference on Micro & Nanofluidics (Flow14), Enschede, The Netherlands, May 18-21, 2014.

Awarded Best Poster award

 

12.  K. Zeidan, R. Nosrati, L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, M. San Gabriel, D. Sinton, A. Zini. High-throughput microfluidic device for motile sperm selection. American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 69th Annual Meeting in Fertility and Sterility 100 (3), S220, Boston, MA, October 12-17, 2013.

 

11.  L. Eamer, R. Nosrati, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton. Microfluidics separation of sperm based on total progressive motility. 4th Annual MIE Research Symposium 2013, Toronto, Canada, June 10, 2013.


10.  R. Nosrati, L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton. High-throughput viable sperm separation on-a-chip with milliliter-scale sample capacity. 4th Annual MIE Research Symposium 2013, Toronto, Canada, June 10, 2013.

9.  R. Nosrati, K. Zeidan, M. Vollmer, L.Eamer, M. San Gabriel, A. Zini, D. Sinton. Viable sperm separation on-a-chip with millilitre-scale sample capacity. Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics (AMN), Notre Dame, IN, May 24-26, 2013.


8.  R. Potyrailo, D. Sinton, Y. Lee, R. Nosrati. Toward rapid detection of biological particles using multivariable resonant label-free biosensors. 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.


7.  R. Nosrati, M. Vollmer, L.Eamer, K. Zeidan, M. San Gabriel, A. Zini, D. Sinton. Microfluidic separation of motile sperm with millilitre-scale sample capacity. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), San Diego, CA, November 18-20, 2012.


6.  R. Nosrati, M. Vollmer, L.Eamer, D. Sinton. Millilitre-scale sperm sorting for assisted reproductive technology (ART). 2nd Annual MIE Research Symposium 2012, Toronto, Canada, June 4, 2012.

Awarded Best Poster Presentation Award in Biomedical Engineering

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5.  L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, R. Nosrati, D. Sinton. Microfluidic separation of sperm based on total progressive motility in high viscosity media. 2nd Annual MIE Research Symposium 2012, Toronto, Canada, June 4, 2012.
 

4.  M. Vollmer, R. Nosrati, L.Eamer, D. Sinton. High-throughput sperm motility assay and automated selection for clinical in vitro fertilization. 7th Ontario-on-a-Chip Symposium (OOAC7/MATCH), Toronto, Canada, May 17-18, 2012.
 

3.  R. Nosrati, M. Raisee, A. Nourbakhsh. Modeling of electroosmotic nanoflows with overlapped double layer. Proceedings of the ASME 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM2011), Edmonton, Canada, ICNMM2011-58087, 265-276, June 19-22, 2011.

 

2.  R. Nosrati, M. Hadigol, A. Nourbakhsh, M. Raisee. Numerical study of micromixing in mixed electroosmotic/pressure driven microflows. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2011), Denver, CO, November 11-17, 2011.

 

1.  M. Hadigol, R. Nosrati, M. Raisee. Mixed electroosmotic/pressure driven flow of power-law fluids in slit microchannels. 6th IEEE International Conference on MEMS, Nano and Smart Systems (ICMENS2010), Changsha, China, December 14-15, 2010.

 

 

Patents and Invention Disclosures

6.  R. Nosrati, L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton, A. Zini. Apparatus and method for sperm separation. U.S. Patent No. 14/547,606, Canada Patent No. 2834007, Brazilian Patent Application No. BR102014028937, May 30, 2017.

 

5.  R. Nosrati, M. M. Gong, D. Sinton. Devices and methods for quantification of male fertility. U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/258,178, filed November 20, 2015.

 

4.  M. M. Gong, R. Nosrati, D. Sinton. Devices and methods for nucleic acid detection. U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/258,242, filed November 20, 2015.

 

3.  R. Nosrati, M. M. Gong, D. Sinton. Quantitative semen analysis in paper-based microfluidic assays. University of Toronto Confidential Invention Disclosure #10003012, filed October 14, 2015.

 

2.  M. M. Gong, R. Nosrati, D. Sinton. Nucleic acid analysis in paper-based assays with ion concentration polarization. University of Toronto Confidential Invention Disclosure #10003013, filed October 14, 2015.

 

1.  R. Nosrati, L. Eamer, M. Vollmer, D. Sinton. High-throughput sperm separation device for the use in Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ARTs). University of Toronto Confidential Invention Disclosure #10002635, filed July 18, 2013.

 

 

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