Fredrik Thege


Fredrik I. Thege

Ph.D. Student
Biomedical Engineering
Contact Information:

Email: fit5 (at)
Phone: 607.216.8063
Fax: 607.255.1222
Address: Upson Hall, Room 245
124 Hoy Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Fredrik Thege currently works on several research projects involving capture of rare cell populations relevant cancer diagnostics and metastasis in the microfluidic GEDI device. The largest focus of Fredrik’s research is on the development of diagnostic biomarkers for the detection of early pancreatic carcinogenesis. Fredrik is also developing a microfluidic methodology for capturing circulating progenitor cells, useful as predictive biomarkers of breast cancer relapse/progression


Fredrik Thege joined the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in September 2011. Fredrik holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Lund University, Sweden. During his MS Fredrik studied at both University of California, Irvine and École Normale Supérieure, Paris. In his Master Thesis Fredrik worked on microfluidic generation of giant unilamellar vesicles (GUV) for application as models for cells.

Honors and Awards

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad scholarship, Awarded, 2012
– Knight Fellowship, Awarded, 2011
– Lester and Sheila Robbins Scandinavian Graduate Student Fellowship, Awarded, 2011
– Erasmus Scholarship, European Union, École Normale Supérieure, Awarded, 2010
– Dean’s Honors List, University of California, Irvine, 2009-2010
– SEB Scanian Scholarship, Lund University, 2009
– The Anna Whitlock Scholarship, Lund University, 2009
– Engineer Hakon Hansson’s Foundation, Travel scholarship, Lund University,
– Stiftelsen Malmö Stads jubileumsfond, Lund University, Travel scholarship,


M.S. 2011 – Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Biotechnology

Publications and Presentations

Paper: Rhim AD, Thege FI, Santana SM, Lannin TB, Kochman ML, Ginsberg GG, Lieb JG, Chandrasekhar V, Drebin JA, Ahmad N, Yang Y-X, Kirby BJ, Stanger BZ
“Detection of Circulating Pancreas Epithelial Cells in Patients With Pancreatic Cystic Lesions”, submitted, 2013
Poster: Multiplexed microfluidic immunocapture of circulating pancreas cells for the early detection of pancreatic carcinogenesis, April 2013, Fourth Annual NCI Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OCs) Network Investigators’ Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Poster: Breast cancer relapse prediction by Endothelial Progenitor Cell capture in a microfluidic GEDI device, August 2012, Summer Immersion Session, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
Poster: Geometrically Enhanced Differential Immunocapture (GEDI) of rare circulating cells in pancreatic cancer, March 2012, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University