BSc (Toronto), MS (Northwestern), PhD (Northwestern)
Research Stream: Cell & Tissue Engineering
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- Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
- Department of Materials Science & Engineering
- Faculty of Dentistry
Our work is focused on systems in biology where organic-mineral interactions play a key role. We use a combination of ultrastructural characterization of native tissues and in-vitro investigations of synthetic systems to study the mechanisms of attachment of biological fibres to inorganic substrates.
Currently we are working on two systems in which the structure of the interface is critical: adhesion of zebra mussels to rocks, and the attachment of ligaments to bones and teeth.
We use a variety of techniques to study these systems; cryo-TEM in particular plays a central role in our work.