Our People - Personalized Medicine

Gladimir Baranoski
519-888-4567 x35412
Location: 
DC 3520

Research Interests:

  • Simulation, light and matter interactions, biomedical applications
  • Predictive simulation of light interactions with organic and inorganic materials
  • Realistic modeling of material appearance for image synthesis
  • Remote sensing (effects of adverse environmental conditions on crops and forests)
  • Biomedical optics (development of procedures and equipment for the prevention and treatment of different medical conditions, from jaundice to skin cancer)

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Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Computer Science, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Mathematics
Jen Boger

Research Interests:

  • Intelligent technology
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Zero-effort technology
  • Aging, health, and wellbeing
  • Assistive Technology

Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Independent Living

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Public Health; Faculty→Engineering
H. Chen
519-888-4567 x32131
Location: 
LHI 3721

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics
  • Translational research in healthcare and medicine

  • Health system integration
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Healthcare decision making and decision support
  • Health data analytics
  • Medical imaging informatics
  • Patient safety
  • Mobile health
  • Wearable devices

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[Waterloo Stories] July 10, 2017 "Waterloo software improves care for kidney patients"

[CBB researcher story] July 21, 2015 "Data management in Health Care"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Disease Modelling, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
D. Edwards
519-888-4408 or x84408
Location: 
PHR 6002

Research Interests:

  • Effect of food, beverages, herbal products and other drugs on drug metabolism and disposition
  • Investigation of the interaction between grapefruit juice and prescription medication
  • pharmacokinetics
  • drug metabolism

  • pharmacogenomics

  • drug interactions

  • bioavailability/bioequivalence

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Drug Development; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
M. Foldvari
519-888-4567 x21306
Location: 
PHR 3003

Research Interests:

  • Intelligent drug delivery system design (dermal, transdermal, transmucosal, ocular, and intranasal) for Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Cancer, Immunology (Glaucoma, neural degenerative disorders, HPV, LSIL/CIN I, cervical cancer, Scleroderma)

  • Non-invasive drug delivery technologies, biomolecular devices

  • Gene therapy, protein, and vaccine development

  • Nanomedicine, pharmaceutical development

  • Nanotoxicology (nanomaterials, bioimaging, biomarkers)

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[Global Impact] [CBC] April 30, 2018 "Working with gene therapy to treat glaucoma"

[Waterloo Stories] July 5, 2012 "Revolutionary drug delivery"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Infectious Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Drug Development, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Microfluids, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
K.Grindrod
519-888-4567 x21358
Location: 
PHR 4014

Research Interests:

  • Mobile health technologies and social media in medication management

  • Clinical and post-marketing phases of medication use

  • Improve medication use and primary care via emerging technologies (mobile apps, social media)

  • Pharmacy remuneration models and chronic disease management services in the community pharmacy setting

  • Usability of mobile health applications and wearable activity trackers for older adults living with chronic disease.

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​[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners

​[Waterloo Stories] November 16, 2016 "The opioid crisis: How pharmacists can help save lives"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
Emmanuel Ho
519-888-4567 x21372
Location: 
PHR 4002

Research interests:

  • Imaging, treatment, and prevention of diseases
  • Fabrication and characterization of innovative biomaterials for drug delivery systems (nanoparticles, medical devices, biodegradable films, hydrogels, etc.)
  • Vaccine development for protection against HIV and other diseases

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[Waterloo News] February 6, 2019 "Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia"

[Waterloo News] April 16, 2018 "Developing new way to fight transmission of HIV"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Disease Modelling, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Gene Therapy, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Surface Coating, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Science
Sue Horton
519-888-4567 x33560
Location: 
HH 104

Research Interests:

  • Economics of public health, health policy, international health
  • Economic aspects of health and nutrition, internationally cost-effectiveness, cost, and prioritization of interventions
  • Expertise in micronutrients, undernutrition, the double-burden of nutrition and other interventions
  • Cost-effectiveness of walk-in counselling services in Ontario  

CIGI Chair in Global Health Economics [CIGI Profile]

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[AHS News] March 15,2018 "Part of international team examining medical testing in resource-limited countries"

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Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Nutritional Science, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Diagnostics; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
N.Jiang
519-888-4567 x33677
Location: 
DWE 2518F

Research Interests:

  • Biological Signal processing
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Human-machine interface
  • Rehabilitation Engineering

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[Office of Research News] March 12, 2018 "Received Early Researcher Award" 

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
L.Jones
519-888-4065 or x84065
Location: 
OPT 360

Research Interests:

  • Clinical trial design
  • Contact lens performance
  • Drug delivery
  • Ocular biomaterials
  • Proteins at interfaces

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Drug Development, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microbiome, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Industrial Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science; University Research Chairs
Anita Layton

Research Interests:

  • Integrative kidney physiology

  • Biofluid dynamics

  • Diabetes

  • Hypertension

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March 29, 2018 "Canada 150 Research Chair joins Department of Applied Mathematics"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physiology; Faculty→Mathematics
Zoia Leonenko

Research Interests:

  • Biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions

  • The role of structural changes and physical properties of lipid template in controlling biological processes and diseases

  • Biomedical nanotechnology (lipid films, molecular mechanism of Alzheimer's disease)

  • Drug development and delivery systems, antimicrobial peptides in lung disorders

  • Fluorescence and atomic force microscopy

  • Kelvin probe force microscopy and single molecule force spectroscopy

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[Global Impact] May 2018, studying Alzheimer's at a molecular level to find a cure

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Scanning probe microscopy in biomedical research"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors, Surface Coating, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
Stewart McLachlin
Location: 
E3 2113

Research interests:

  • Medical devices relating to orthopaedic surgery
  • Aging, biomechanics, personalized medicine, virtual reality, wearable devices, surgical navigation
  • 3D printing/additive manufacturing, actuators, computational modelling, imaging, medical devices

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Personalized Medicine, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Elizabeth Meiering
519-888-4567 x32254
Location: 
ESC 228

Research Interests:

  • Proteins: energetics, kinetics, mechanisms, structure, dynamics, folding, function, evolution, engineering and design, thermodynamics, kinetics (ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, prions, cancer)

  • High resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fluorescence, CD, NMR, FTIR, DLS)

  • Optical spectroscopies

  • Bioinformatics and computational modelling

  • Biocomputing and protein engineering

  • Biophysical chemistry and biochemistry
  • Bionanotechnology and biomaterials

​[Waterloo News] November 24, 2015 "New insights into protein structure could change the future of biomedicine"

[​Chemistry News] August 20, 2014 "Chemist Elizabeth Meiering takes on the ALS ice bucket challenge"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry; Faculty→Science
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567 x31372
Location: 
BMH 3708

Research Interests:

  • mHealth and wearable technology design
  • Ubiquitous sensors for smart homes and remote patient monitoring
  • Big data and health data analytics
  • Technology to support longer independent living

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[MaRS] April 26, 2018 "UbiLab team wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
K.  Ponnambalam
519-888-4567 x33282
Location: 
DWE 2513J

Research Interests:

  • Application of intelligent systems (hydrology, water resources, decision making in health, control of satellite communications, fault detection analysis)

  • Optimization
  • Mathematical programming, decision making under uncertainty
  • Data mining

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics; Faculty→Engineering
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x33030
Location: 
E3 3165
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Expertise in microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip technology, protein and DNA separation towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery, living cell analysis and water toxicity testing.

Research Interests:

  • Protein and DNA separation analysis towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery

  • Biosensing and Devices (bacterial, proteins, fluorescence)

  • Living cell analysis and water toxicity testing

  • Lab-on-a-Chip technology (point-of-care biomedical diagnosis , chemical detection, protein separation and identification, environmental testing)

  • Micro-scale fluid mechanics, droplet microfluidics and nanofluidics

  • High Throughput Screening For Drug Screening
  • Manufacturing Nanomaterials and Carbon Management

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Canada Research Chair in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] June 14, 2012 "Creating the tiny future of science"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
George Shaker
+1 519-498-5173
Location: 
E5 4126

Research Interests:

  • Bio-wearable electronics and systems
  • Bio-electromagnetics, bio-technology, bio-sensors and energy harvesting systems
  • RF/microwave/millimeter wave/Terahertz (THz) circuits and antenna systems
  • Radio frequency (RF)/microwave packaging and Electromagnetic compatibility 
  • (EMC)/Electromagnetic interface (EMI) analyses
  • Vehicle and UAV wireless communications, navigation systems, and telematics systems
  • Complex propagation and scattering phenomena
  • Devices and novel electromagnetic materials and wireless sensors

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[Waterloo News]  June 28, 2018 "AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease"

[Engineering News] June 28, 2018 "Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor"

[RD Magazine] June 28, 2018 "AI and Radar Technologies Could Help Diabetics Manage Their Disease

[Engineering News] July 5, 2016 "Waterloo wins big with tiny power device"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Diabetes, Environmental Biotechnology, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Space, Targeted Drug Delivery, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Hamid T
519-888-4567 x36751
Location: 
DWE 2513F

Research Interests:

  • Big data, computer vision and image processing, health engineering, terahertz imaging, fuzzy image processing

  • Machine intelligence, opposition-based learning, pattern recognition

  • Medical imaging and analysis (CT, MR, and ultrasound imaging)

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[News Medical Life Sciences] June 28, 2018 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Medical Imaging

[GRH News] May 31, 2018, "GRH partners with UW researchers and Huron Digital Pathology to create a “digital revolution” in pathology with medical search engine"

[Daily Bulletin] May 29, 2018, $3.7M in funding for AI and medical imaging project

[Exchange Magazine] May 22, 2018, Speaks about “Faster, Better, More Reliable than Deep Features: A Projection-Based, Pathologist-Centric Approach to Identification of Histopathology Images” at the Pathology Informatics Summit  in Pittsburgh, PA.

[Waterloo New] [Engineering News] May 22, 2018, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  $12 million awarded to Waterloo researchers

[YouTube Lecture] January 21, 2015 "BIG Data, Medical Imaging and Machine Intelligence"

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Medical Imaging: Pixels, Consensus and Learning"

[Waterloo Stories] January 9, 2013 "Making it harder for cancer to hide"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Inflammatory Diseases, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
J. Tung
519-888-4567 x43445
Location: 
E7 3428

Research Interests:

  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies (gerontology, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, fall risk in stroke survivors, and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury)

  • Neuromotor control

  • Biomedical signal analysis

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[Waterloo Stories] July 8, 2014 "GPS technology may help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Evelyn Yim
519-888-4567 x33928
Location: 
E6 4014

Research Interests:

  • Stem cells, nanofabrication and advancement of biomaterials in healthcare technologies to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue and organ structures

  • Fabrication and application of nano-structure for biomedical applications in neural, vascular, and cornea tissue engineering

  • ​Biomaterial approach to study ex-vivo pluripotent stem cell expansion

  • Modulation of cell behavior with nanotopography

  • Topography-regulation of stem cells lineage commitment and differentiation

  • Differentiation of adult and pluripotent stem cells with nanotopography

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Disease Modelling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering

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