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James F. Rusling

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Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-4909
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  • Ph. D Chemistry, Clarkson University, 1979
  • B. S. Chemistry, Drexel University, 1969/


Research Focus

  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Biosensors and Arrays
  • Nanoparticle-based Cancer Drug Delivery
  • Electrochemical Catalysis
  • Computer Data Analysis



  • Electroanalytical Chemistry Award of the American Chemical Society, 2009
  • Walton Research Fellow, Science Foundation Ireland, 2008-2009
  • University of Connecticut College of Lib. Arts & Sci. Award for Research, 2008-2009
  • World Pharmaceutical Conference Tutor Award in Drug Metabolism, May 2008
  • Chairman, Organic & Biol. Electrochemistry Div., Electrochemical Society, 2005-2007
  • Fellow of Int. Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; Fellow of the Electrochemical Society University of Connecticut Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award, 2003
  • American Editor, Electrochemistry Communications, 2002-2008
  • University of Connecticut AAUP Research Excellence Award, 1997
  • Drexel University Distinguished Alumni Award, 1996


Current Publications

Naimish P. Sardesai, Karteek Kadimisetty, Ronaldo Faria, James F. Rusling, “A Microfluidic Electrochemiluminescent Device for Detecting Multiple Cancer Biomarker Proteins,” Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2013, in press. PubMed # 23307128 NIHMSID #434925.

Ruchika Malhotra, Vyomesh Patel, Bhaskara V. Chikkaveeraiah, Bernard S. Munge, Sok Ching Cheong, Rosnah B. Zain, Mannil T. Abraham, Dipak K. Dey, J. Silvio Gutkind, James F. Rusling, “Oral Cancer Detection in the Clinic Using an Ultrasensitive Microfluidic Array for a Panel of Biomarker Proteins,” Anal. Chem., 2012, 84, 6249–6255;(PMCID: PMC3418660).

Vigneshwaran Mani, Dhanuka P. Wasalathanthri, Amit A. Joshi, Challa V. Kumar and James F. Rusling, “Highly Efficient Binding of Paramagnetic Beads Bioconjugated with 100,000 or More Antibodies to Protein-Coated Surfaces,” Anal. Chem., 2012, 84, 10485−10491. (PMCID: PMC3514570).

Eli G. Hvastkovs, John B. Schenkman and James F Rusling, “Metabolic Toxicity Screening Using Electrochemiluminescence Arrays Coupled with Enzyme-DNA Biocolloid Reactors and LC-MS,” Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem., 2012, 5, 79–105. (PMCID: PMC3399491).

Dhanuka P. Wasalathanthri , Ronaldo C. Faria, Spundana Malla, Amit A. Joshi, John B. Schenkman, James F. Rusling, “Screening Reactive Metabolites Bioactivated by Multiple Enzyme Pathways Using a Multiplexed Microfluidic System,” Analyst, 2013, 138, 171 – 178. (PMCID: PMC3509269).