Arash Arami
519-888-4567 x47648
Location: 
E7 3426

Research Interests:

  • Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Neuromechanical Modeling; Robot-Based System ID
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Neural Control
  • Movement Analysis and Sensorimotor Deficit Modeling
  • Smart Implants and Prosthetics
  • Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning 

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physiology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Jason Au
519-888-4567 x40522
Location: 
BMH 1104

Research interests:

  • Developing human ultrasound applications to understand more about complex blood flow in arterial bifurcations and venous valves
  • Recommending exercise strategies that target cardiovascular dysfunction associated with physical inactivity, looking specifically at 'high-risk' vascular areas
  • Developing new uses of ultrasound to diagnose pro-atherogenic blood flow patterns

PubMed Publication

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Space; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Michael Barnett-Cowan
519-888-4567 ext. 39177
Location: 
BMH 1042

Research Interests:

  • Multisensory integration
  • Perception and action
  • Psychophysics
  • The vestibular system
  • Virtual reality

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[Waterloo News] September 25, 2018 "Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted"

[ScienceDaily] December 15, 2018 "Aging warps our perception of time, study finds"

[Record] October 12, 2017 "Aging slows perception of falls: UW study"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Space, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
N. Bols
519-888-4567 x33993
Location: 
B1 366C

Research Interests:

  • Research, in vitro toxicology, and biotechnology of animal cell cultures
  • Roles of nutrition, hormones and polypeptide growth factors on the growth and differentiation of fish tissues and organs.
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology; Faculty→Science
Brian Dixon
519-888-4567 x32665
Location: 
B2 247A

Research Interests:

  • Genomics, proteins, antibodies
  • Molecular immunology and immunotoxicology in fish populations and the design for better vaccines for aquaculture

LinkedIn

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Canada Research Chair in Fish and Environmental Immunology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[UW Science News] June 15, 2018, Waterloo Biologist mentors local teen, the 2018 International BioGENEius Challenge winner

[Waterloo Stories] January 22, 2018 "Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease"

[Waterloo Stories] February 13, 2014 "True love makes pacific salmon healthier"

[YouTube] October 9, 2013 "Science Scoop - For the love of fish!"

[Waterloo Stories] September 9, 2013 "Video conferencing connects Waterloo biologist to young students"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Immune Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Science; Canada Research Chairs
Andrew Doxey
519-888-4567 x32824
Location: 
B1 166A

Research Interests:

  • Molecular function prediction, design (proteins, DNA)

  • Computational genomics

  • Evolutionary bioinformatics and computational biology

[WCMR] June 18, 2018, receives Thermo Fisher Scientific Award

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

[Waterloo Stories] January 26, 2018 "Scientists find new kind of botox"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Genetic Engineering; Faculty→Science
Bernard Duncker
519-888-4567, ext. 33957
Location: 
B1 291B

Research Interests:

  • Cancer research

  • Cell cycle, DNA replication, biomarkers and checkpoints

  • Genetics, yeast genetics, molecular biology

  • Protein factors

  • Kinases

  • Chromatin

LinkedIn

[CBB researcher story] January 2, 2013 "How the Trout are Saving Us: Using Biomarkers to Improve Water Quality"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics; Faculty→Science
David Edwards
519-888-4567, ext.21315
Location: 
PHR 3009

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

LinkedIn

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
Steve Fischer
519-888-4567, ext. 42368
Location: 
BMH 1046

Research Interests:

  • Discovering biomechanical determinants of occupational performance

  • Advancing functional capacity evaluation

  • Advancing digital human modeling

  • Inform better, safer products 

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Human Factors, Industrial Biotechnology, Kinesiology
M. Gorbet
519-888-4567 x37009,519-888-4567 x37009,519-888-4567 x38590,519-888-4567 x42602
Location: 
OPT 228, OPT 235, CPH 1335C, E7 6444

Research Interests:

  • Biocompatibility with biomaterials and biomedical devices
  • Mechanisms of material-induced thrombosis (blood clot formation) with mechanical heart valves and coronary stents
  • Ophthalmic biomaterials (such as soft contact lenses and keratoprosthesis)

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[CBB researcher story]

[YouTube] December 23, 2013 "Waterloo Engineering Research: Targeted Drug Delivery"

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Optometry, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Toxicology; Faculty→Engineering
Peter Hall
519-888-4567, ext. 48110
Location: 
BMH 2731

Research interests:

  • Brain Health
  • Social neuroscience of eating 
  • Social neuroscience of addictions and mental health 
  • Mobile brain imaging technology

  • Neuromodulation techniques

Podcast: Developing new ways of quantifying brain health using magnetic brain stimulation paradigms; this involves using brain stimulation for diagnostic assessment rather than the conventional usage in therapeutics.

Recent Publications: https://uwaterloo.ca/prevention-neuroscience-lab/recent-publications

Group(s): 
Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
John Honek
519-888-4567 x35817
Location: 
ESC 346

Research Interests:

  • Methionine chemistry and biochemestry (amino acid methionine and its roles in proteins, cellular pathways and its functions)

  • Bionanomaterials, bionanotechnology (for novel drug carriers, molecular foundations for nanodevices)

  • Medicinal chemistry

  • Enzymology
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Protein structure and function

ResearchGate

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Imaging, Polymer, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science
Laura Hug
519-888-4567 x31151
Location: 
B1 281

Research Interests:

  • Microbial diversity and function at contaminated sites (primarily municipal landfills)
  • DNA, RNA, and protein (meta-omics) sequences
  • Environment remediation
  • Impacts of human activities on the environment

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Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[YouTube] October 23, 2015 "Piecing life together - microbial diversity and function through meta-omic analyses"

[Waterloo Stories] April 12, 2016 "New tree of life may hold clues to cleaning up pollution"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Science; Canada Research Chairs
R. Hughson

Research Interests:

  • Vascular aging and brain health
  • Space physiology research
  • Cardiovascular adaptation to exercise

Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging & Brain Health

Google Scholar

[Global Impact] April 2019 "A “Second Heart” to strengthen our golden years" 

[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

[Waterloo News] [CBC News] [Gadgets] May 16, 2018, Co-authors discuss the use of aerobic fitness data from wearable tech to predict illness

[Waterloo Stories] April 19, 2016 "Waterloo science aboard the International Space Station"

[Waterloo Stories] October 8, 2013 "Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joins University of Waterloo"

[Waterloo Stories] December 17, 2012 "Canadian astronaut takes Waterloo research into orbit"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Fall Prevention, Space, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Okey Igboeli
519-888-4567 x48769
Location: 
ESC 357B

Research interests:

  • Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
  • Drug discovery and drug target validation
  • Drug resistance
  • Molecular biology
  • Technology development and transfer
  • Research commercialization
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Toxicology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Drug Development, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health, Toxicology
Lyndon Jones
(519) 888-4567 ext. 35030
Location: 
OPT 375

Research Interests:

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

LinkedIn

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Google Scholar

University Research Chair

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

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
Barb Katzenback
519-888-4567, ext. 30192
Location: 
B2 356C

Research Interests:

  • Innate immunity of amphibians
  • Regulation of innate immune cell development (macrophages, neutrophils) from progenitor cell populations
  • Host-pathogen-environment interactions

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Microbiome, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biology, Cell Biology; Faculty→Science
Heather Keller
519-888-4567, ext. 41761
Location: 
AHS 2682

Research Interests:

  • Improving nutrition and health in hospitals, long term care and the community
  • Dementia

Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging

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Google Scholar

[Grand River Hospital News] March 15, 2019 "Good food, better healing: How GRH is studying to improve food for patients in hospital"

​[Waterloo News] March 23, 2017 "Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Nutritional Science, Rehabilitation, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
519-888-4567 x41042
Location: 
BMH 1117

Research interests:

  • Upper-extremity biomechanics 
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Computational modeling 
  • Imaging

[Google scholar profile]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Yang Lu
519-888-4567 x40690
Location: 
DC 2627

Research interests:

  • Developing machine learning and statistical methods for genomics and proteomics data analysis using interpretable machine learning, reproducible (error-controlled) machine learning, and heterogeneous data integration
  • Developing interpretation methods to find scientifically interesting and statistically confident hypotheses from complex biological data from single-cell genomics, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and metagenomics


 

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics
V. Maheshwari
519-888-4567 x38885
Location: 
QNC 5619

Research Interests:

  • High Resolution flexible pressure and tactile sensors

  • Microbial fuel cells

  • Nano electrodes for electrochemical detection

  • Flexible Electrodes for bio-interfacing, electrical mapping self-powered devices

  • Cell-inorganic composites
  • Multi-functional materials and devices
  • Wearable sensors
  • Composite membranes
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Diabetes, Healthcare Systems, Pathogen Detection, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Robotics, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens
519-888-4567, ext. 46615
Location: 
BMH 1054

Research interests:

  • Aging and neurodegeneration
  • Movement disorders
  • Gait kinematics
  • Neuropsychology and neurocognitive assessment
  • Mood, emotion and cognition
  • Fear, threat, anxiety and depression
  • Virtual reality

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Dale Martin
519-888-4567 x36958
Location: 
B1 291C

Research interests:

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Huntington Disease
  • Autophagy
  • Apoptosis
  • Fatty acylation
 

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Cell Therapy, Drug Development, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Human Factors; Faculty→Science
Brendan McConkey
519-888-4567 x37020
Location: 
B1 165A

Research Interests:

  • Protein structure, functions, evolution (yeast, mammalian cell lines, plant-bacterial)

  • Bioinformatics, systematics and protein evolution

  • Protein structure and interaction modeling
  • Protein expression pattern analysis
  • Molecular genetics

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Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Data Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Environmental Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
Laura Middleton
519-888-4567 x45045
Location: 
BMH 3033

Research interests:

  • Identifying interventions to promote well-being of people with, and those at risk for, dementia
  • Co-design of technologies, programs, and services with people living with dementia, care partners, and other stakeholders, with a focus on physical activity and other lifestyle strategies
  • Co-development of professional development programs for health and community service providers to promote quality and accessibility of health and wellness programs and services for persons living with dementia
  • Integration of virtual programs, including virtual reality, to promote physical activity and healthy living
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
John Mielke
519-888-4567, ext. 48606
Location: 
LHN 2728

Research interests: 

  • Neurobiological embedding of adversity
  • Biological characteristics that influence outcome from brain injury
  • Drug development, biomarkers
  • Stroke; biological characteristics that influence outcomes from brain injury

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Stroke; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Drug Development; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Praveen Nekkar Rao
519-888-4567 x21317
Location: 
PHR 5002

Research Interests:

  • Drug discovery
  • Rational drug design and medicinal chemistry
  • Cancer therapy
  • Treatment of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's)
  • Drug discovery/rational design
  • Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel organic molecules and peptides/peptidomimics as therapeutic agents

ResearchGate

Google Scholar

[Science News] October 22, 2018 "Nekkar lab determines that depression medications can help treat Alzheimer’s disease"

​[Pharmacy News] July 29, 2015 "Waterloo pharmacist examines drug therapies for Alzheimer’s disease"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Inflammatory Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Drug Development, Medical Devices, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
Patricia Nieva
519-888-4567 x37786, 519-888-4567 x37786
Location: 
E3 4115, E5 3024

Research Interests:

  • Point-of-care diagnostic systems and monitoring (healthcare, wearable technology, sensors and devices)

  • Biosensors - Protein sensor for Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and point-of-care medical diagnostics (biomarkers)

  • Hybrid and electric vehicles (lithium ion batteries, power management, energy storage, sensors)

  • Micro-electromechanical systems/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) for harsh environments (automotive, aerospace, turbomachinery, oil-well/logging, nuclear power, communications)

  • MEMS/NEMS, nanomaterials, biosensors, devices, biomanipulators, biosystems, packaging, microassembly

  • Micropower generation, microfabrication, self-contained integrated microsystems

ResearchGate

[Waterloo Stories] July 5, 2012 "A tiny machine to predict heart attacks"

[Waterloo Engineering] April, 2015 "Tiny technology to prevent the risk of skipping a beat or worse"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Healthcare Systems, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Karen Van Ooteghem photo

Research interests:

  • Aging
  • Balance and mobility impairment
  • Central nervous system function
  • Wireless sensor technologies

[National Centre for Biotechnology Information] August 31, 2019 "Key factors for the assessment of mobility in advanced dementia: A consensus approach"

[Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative] September 26, 2019 "Wearable technologies to improve health outcomes in people with neurodegenerative diseases?"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Mahla Poudineh
519-888-4567 x33319
Location: 
QNC 3622

Research interests:

  • Real-time bio-sensing approaches for detection of small molecules
  • Microfluidic-based integrated devices for therapeutics and diagnostics purposes
  • Implantable micro-devices for cancer treatment
  • Circulating tumor cell phenotypic characterization
  • Stem cell profiling and characterization
  • Translating biomedical devices for clinical use
  • Silicon micro-machining for developing bio-MEMS and bio-NEMS devices

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x38233, 519-888-4567 x33030
Location: 
E3 2108G, E3 4105
Contact for: 
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
Parsin Haji Reza
519-888-4567 x40172
Location: 
E7 6416

Research Interests

  • Early Cancer Detection
  • Eliminating Positive Surgical Margins
  • Non-contact Biopsies for Endoscopy 
  • Functional Brain Imaging 
  • Early Detection and Understanding the Age-related Vision Loss Problems
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Machine learning/AI

[Linkedin]

[Google Scholar]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
George Shaker
+1 519-498-5173
Location: 
EIT 3123

Alternate Location:

  • Satellite Campus, UW-Schlegel Research Institute for Aging, Research Building, Sensors and Devices Lab

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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Awards:

  • Top downloaded paper in Medical Physics (arXiv) – October 2019
  • Best Imaging Paper, CVS, 2018
  • ACM MobileHCI 2017 Best Worskshop Paper Award
  • IEEE APS 2017 SPC Honorable Mention Paper Award
  • IEEE Sensors Most Popular Article (March 2017)
  • IEEE Sensors Annual Volume Cover Page

[CBB Events] November 15, 2019 "Professor Shaker organizes a Health Canada Regulatory insights Workshop"

[CNN] November 11, 2019 "Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths"

[Waterloo News] October 29, 2019 "Advancing healthcare through innovative technology"

[Inside Digital Health] June 3, 2019 "Study: Radar Monitors Sleep with Accuracy Comparable to Current Standards"

[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
Roderick Slavcev
519-888-4567 x21301
Location: 
PHR 4003

Research Interests:

  • Drug discovery, delivery systems and nanomedicine

  • Gene therapy, microbial genetics

  • Oncology, Antiviral therapeutics design

  • Anti-bacterials

  • Acne cosmeceutical design

  • Phage-based biotechnology

  • Viral exclusion systems

  • Cosmeceuticals

  • Vaccine design (dementia), bacteriophage-based biotechnology, use of coliphages to design and construct vectors for the development of novel vaccines, pharmaceuticals and gene delivery systems, and the identification and application of novel phage genomic anti-bacterial genes with potential phage therapy applications.

  • Strategic management in Pharmacy; healthcare reform

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Gene Therapy, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
D. Spafford
519-888-4567 x38185
Location: 
B1 173

Research Interests:

  • Calcium channel analysis for target drug delivery for treatment of pain, arrhythmias, angina, and potential benefits in treatment of epilepsy and cancer.

  • Structure, function and pharmacology of calcium channels and sodium channels

  • Structure and function and analysis of NALCN cation channel  and anti-calcium channel toxins

  • The Spafford Neurobiology Research Laboratory studies voltage-gated calcium channels, molecular physiology, biophysics, cell biology, protein biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy and tissue cultures.

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[Science News] April 25, 2014 "Waterloo discovers a key regulator in the pacemakers of our brain and heart"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Science
John Thompson
519-888-4465
Location: 
EC5 3131

Research Interests:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology of programmed cell death

  • Functional genomics of senescence (biological aging) and apoptosis

  • Comparative aspects of senescence and stress including the role of hormones and the involvement of free radicals

  • Applicable therapies for cancers, inflammatory diseases (arthritis and sepsis), and in the agricultural sector (enhance yield, develop tolerance to environmental stress and plant diseases, and increase the shelf-life of perishable produce)

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology, Inflammatory Diseases, Mental Health; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Disease Modelling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, Genome Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Thomas Willett
519-888-4567 x48405
Location: 
E7 6438

Research Interests:

  • Biomaterials and mechanics of biomaterials and tissues

  • Bone quality and fragility, collagen

  • Engineering of bone mimetic materials for skeletal reconstruction (3D printing)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Cancer, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Stan Woo
519-888-4567 x45914
Location: 
OPT 303

Research interests:

  • Vision rehabilitation
  • Systems for optimizing patient care outcomes
  • Retinal disease
  • Pharmacology.
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Science

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