Mike McShane is professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His laboratory focuses on the modeling, design, fabrication and testing of small-scale analytical devices, particularly photoluminescent biosensors. McShane’s research and educational activities cover many areas of biomedical engineering, including biomaterials, molecular biology, biomedical optics, biotransport, bioinstrumentation, signal processing and medical device design. McShane’s laboratory produces and tests sensor systems using microscale and nanoscale fabrication approaches of self-assembly and photolithography as well as develops strategies for deploying these in vitro and in vivo. Examples of current technologies include hybrid polymer-protein-dye materials shaped into nanoparticles, microparticles, microcapsules and microstructured systems for “smart” sensing implants.