Cortisol Sensor Project

Cortisol Sensor LogoAltered patterns of the stress hormone cortisol can increase one’s risk for health problems, yet the best methods for screening for cortisol have received little attention. The Cortisol Sensor Technology Project will test an electrochemical sensor designed to monitor salivary cortisol levels in real-time to improve the diagnosis and prevention of stress-related disorders among clinically at-risk populations.


This project is a collaboration with engineering faculty at Florida International University and is funded by the National Institute on General Medical Sciences (PI: Urizar; 8UL1GM118979-02).


Manickam, P., Fernandez, R.E., Umasankar, Y., Gurusamy, M., Arizaleta, F., Urizar, G., & Bhansali, S. (2018). Salivary cortisol analysis using metalloporphyrins and multi-walled carbon nanotubes nanocomposite functionalized electrodes. Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, 274, 47-53. (link)