Portrait of Berj Bardakjian

Berj Bardakjian


BEd (Toronto), MASc (Toronto), PhD (McMaster), PEng

Research Stream: Clinical Engineering

Laboratory Website: http://heart.ibme.utoronto.ca/~berj/berj.html

Email: berj.bardakjian@utoronto.ca | Tel:416 978-6552 | Office: RS418

Main Appointments

  • Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Neural Engineering Generation, Transmission and Control of Cellular Bioelectricity

The Cellular Bioelectricity Lab was established to elucidate the nature of cellular bioelectricity in health and disease. In particular, the generation, transmission and control of bioelectricity in nerve cells in the brain, and smooth muscle cells in the gastrointestinal tract, are analyzed, modelled and controlled as nonlinear dynamical systems.

The main themes of our research and publications are within the general fields of Cellular and Neural Engineering.

The research in this laboratory is carried out in collaboration with the Toronto Western Research Institute in the University Health Network, and the Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, at the University of Toronto.

Stories & Media


Exit Strategy

Marija Cotic, an alumni from Dr. Berj Bardakjian's biomedical engineering lab is employed with Klick Health. As a graduate student, she studied epilepsy and worked to localize the origin of seizures. This involved creating signal processing tools to accurately convey this information. Marija found that having a scientific background has prepared her for her career by altering the way she thinks.