Marc Aucoin
519-888-4567 x36084, 519-888-4567 x38835, 519-888-4567 x32295
E6 4012, e6 4113, e6 603

Research Interests:

  • Viral vector drug delivery

  • Biological nano-particles (Virus-Like Particles or VLPs)

  • Vaccines, gene therapy, gene expression, genetic diseases

  • Baculovirus Bioprocessing

  • Process dynamics of virus-based systems for the production of complex biologics such as viral vectors and vaccines

  • Development of strategies using multiple viruses to obtain recombinant products in cell culture



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[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "Tools and strategies for complex biologics production in animal cells: applications to insect and mammalian cell culture"

[YouTube] January 26, 2011 "Research Profile: Marc Aucoin"

Application Areas→Infectious Diseases, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Jonathan Blay
519-888-4567 x21375
PHR 3002

Research Interests:

  • cancer therapy
  • colorectal, breast, prostate and lung carcinomas
  • cancer tissue microenvironment
  • chemokine pathways
  • tumor-initiating cells
  • proteins


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Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Cell Therapy, Diagnostics, Drug Development, Gene Therapy; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
N. Bols
519-888-4567 x33993
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.
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
Hector Budman
519-888-4567 x36980
E6 3012

Research Interests:

  • Chemical process controlRobust control, Nonlinear control, Model Predictive Control (MPC)

  • Systems biology - modeling, control and optimization of biological processes, metabolic flux analysis, dynamic metabolic flux models, run-to-run (batch to batch) optimization of pharmaceutical process

  • Monitoring/Fault Detection of chemical and biological/biotechnological processes - Multivariate statistical methods for monitoring and fault detection, Inferential (soft) sensors

Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Computational Modeling, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
N. Chandrashekar
519-888-4567 x38048, 519-888-4567 x38850
E3 2115, E3 2144

Research Interests:

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics (ACL, knee mechanics)

  • Biomedical device design

  • Tissue engineering

  • Implant design

Application Areas→Biomechanics; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Human Factors, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
M. Li
519-888-4659 or 519-888-4567, ext. 84659
DC 3355

Research Interests:

  • Bioinformatics tools (protein structures, genome mapping, conducting homology searches)

  • Protein structure prediction, and automated NMR protein structure determination

  • Stem cell image recognition

  • Deep learning, natural language processing and automated conversation, AI

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Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

[Waterloo Stories] April 5, 2013 "RSVP: Responding to a need"

[Waterloo Stories] July 6, 2012 "Solving life's big issues, one question at a time"

Application Areas→Disease Modelling; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Stem Cell Engineering; Faculty→Mathematics; Canada Research Chairs; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Dale Martin
519-888-4567 x36958
B1 291C

Research interests:

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

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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
Bruce Reed
519-888-4567 x38085
B2 293A

Research Interests:

  • Molecular genetics

  • Cell and Developmental Biology

  • Stem Cell Biology & Cellular Differentiation
  • Programmed Cell Death
  • Live-Imaging Microscopy

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Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Cell Therapy, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biology, Cell Biology, Stem Cell Engineering; Faculty→Science
Justin Wan
519-888-4567 x34468
DC 3625

Research Interests:

  • Medical imaging (processing, registration, cell segmentation, tracking)
  • Computer simulations (biomedical, brain and soft tissue injury and biomechanics, architectural, remote sensing, natural phenomena, fine arts)
  • Computational finance
  • Scientific computing (numerical solutions of partial differential equations, iterative methods, and multigrid preconditioning, parallel computation on high performance platforms)

Canada Research Chair in Scientific Computing [Canada Research Chair Profile]


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Application Areas→Cancer, Disease Modelling; Technology Areas→Cell Therapy, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics; Canada Research Chairs
Evelyn Yim
519-888-4567 x33928
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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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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