Core Faculty

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Jan Andrysek

Associate Professor

Design, development & clinical evaluation of interventions to improve mobility and balance in individuals with lower-limb impairment

Julie Audet

Professor

Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in therapeutic cell manufacturing and development of algorithms for bioprocess optimization

Berj Bardakjian

Professor

Neural engineering generation, transmission and control of cellular bioelectricity

Elaine Biddiss

Assistant Professor

Create assistive devices that expand opportunities for self-expression, participation, and independent living for children with disabilities

Christopher Bouwmeester

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Using design-based projects to foster innovation in capstone design courses and provide hands-on experiences in core engineering subjects

Warren Chan

Professor

Using nanotechnology to understand biological processes (e.g. cancer) and design diagnostic devices for disease detection

Tom Chau

Professor

Understanding physiological underpinnings of functional rehabilitation in children and innovative assistive technology solutions

Hai-Ling Margaret Cheng

Associate Professor

Improving cellular, molecular, and physiological imaging using non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Leo Chou

Assistant Professor

Developing self-assembling molecular technologies to solve outstanding biomedical challenges

John E. Davies (JED)

Professor

Developing innovative biomaterials for bone-healing

Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez

Associate Professor

Investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms of wound healing

Geoffrey Fernie

Professor

Application of technology to understand and solve common problems of aging

Michael Garton

Assistant Professor

Integrating computational protein design techniques with high-throughput experimental methods to design living cells with new functions

Penney Gilbert

Associate Professor

Using 2D and 3D biomaterials to overcome challenges impeding the effective treatment of skeletal muscle wasting

Marc Grynpas

Professor

Understanding how age and various drugs affect the structure and chemistry of bone mineral and matrix

Rita Kandel

Professor

Using tissue engineering techniques to generate tissue that could be used to replace or repair damaged connective tissue

Dawn Kilkenny

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Understanding intracellular signalling and cellular interaction with the extracellular environment, particularly during migration

Azadeh Kushki

Assistant Professor

Understanding the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder and neurodevelopment using pattern analysis and machine learning algorithms

Ofer Levi

Associate Professor

Develop imaging systems and optical bio-sensors based on semiconductor devices and nano-structures, and their application to biology

Kei Masani

Assistant Professor

Understanding human movement and movement variability, from the view of neuro-mechanical interaction and sensory-motor integration

Naomi Matsuura

Associate Professor

Designing novel materials that interact strongly and specifically with imaging radiation

Alison McGuigan

Professor

Understanding how cells make and coordinate organizational decisions in response to combinations of signaling cues

Alex Mihailidis

Professor

Develop intelligent home systems for elder care, technology for children with autism, and adaptive tools for nurses & clinical applications

Milos Popovic

Professor

Advance the science of recovery for people who experience motor impairment, and designing rehabilitation and regenerative technologies

Milica Radisic

Professor

Understand the formation of contractile cardiac tissue in vitro & develop biomaterials to treat myocardial infarction and heart failures

Jonathan Rocheleau

Professor

Developing a wide variety of fluorescence microscopy techniques and bioengineering tools to measure tissue molecular physiology

Paul Santerre

Professor

Developing process of implants, particularly for long-term devices where the biostability of the materials is a principal concern

Michael Sefton

University Professor

Understanding biomaterials and tissue engineering with a strong focus on vascularization strategies

Molly Shoichet

University Professor

Enhancing the cell-material interaction through controlled polymer chemistry and engineering

Craig Simmons

Professor

Developing experimental and computational cell mechanics with state-of-the-art quantitative cellular and molecular biology

Eli Sone

Associate Professor

Understanding the mechanisms of attachment of biological fibres to inorganic substrates

David Steinman

Professor

Focusing on the integration of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and medical imaging to improve treatment of vascular diseases

Kevin Truong

Associate Professor

Elucidating the fundamental rules for the engineering of signalling pathways by mutation and recombination of these basic modular domains

Aaron Wheeler

Professor

Developing lab-on-a-chip techniques for high throughput proteomics and drug discovery

Christopher Yip

Professor

Using high resolution microscopy to understand biomolecular interactions and ligand-reception interactions

Paul Yoo

Associate Professor

Understanding the role of the nervous system, developing clinically effective therapies based on electrical neuromodulation

Lidan You

Associate Professor

Solving biomechanical questions in muscular skeletal system at the cellular level

Peter Zandstra

University Professor

Developing technologies based on the design of bioprocesses for the growth and differentiation of adult and embryonic stem cells

José Zariffa

Associate Professor

Developing technology that can assist functional recovery after damage to the nervous system