Portrait of Eli Sone

Eli Sone

Associate Professor

BSc (Toronto), MS (Northwestern), PhD (Northwestern)

Research Stream: Cell & Tissue Engineering

Email: eli.sone@utoronto.ca | Tel: 416 978-7422 | Office: Lassonde Mining Building, 170 College Street, Room 320A

Main Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Additional Appointments

  • Faculty of Dentistry

Research Interests

Eli Sone's 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.

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Faces of BME

Kenny, a MASc candidate from Dr. Eli Sone's lab, discusses his team participation outside of his laboratory work.