Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology
University of Waterloo, East Campus 4, Room 2001
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo , Ontario, N2L 3G1 Canada
519-888-4567 Ext 32732
Viral vector drug delivery
Biological nano-particles (Virus-Like Particles or VLPs)
Vaccines, gene therapy, gene expression, genetic diseases
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
[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"
Orthopaedic biomechanics (ACL, knee mechanics)
Biomedical device design
Synthetic and molecular biology
Genetic, metabolic and protein engineering
Biopharmaceuticals (to treat autoimmune diseases and prevent rejection of organ transplants)
Biomanufacturing, bioprocessing technologies (biological strain construction, bioreaction cultivation, biofuels, bioproduct recovery and purification)
[Waterloo Stories] May 3, 2013 "Can bacteria help create a cheaper fuel for our cars?"
[UW Eng-e-news] August 14, 2013 "Engineering Life-enhancing research"
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)
[Waterloo Stories] July 5, 2012 "Revolutionary drug delivery"
[Waterloo News] February 6, 2019 "Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia"
[Waterloo News] April 16, 2018 "Developing new way to fight transmission of HIV"
Integrated microsystems for clinical and environmental monitoring
Combining complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuits with novel materials, structures, or devices to enable non-traditional life science and bio-diagnostic applications
CMOS-integrated biochemical assays
Semiconductor integrated circuits and sensors, design and test of 3D integrated circuits
Micro/nano fabrication, lab-on-a-chip devices
Bioinformatics tools (protein structures, genome mapping, conducting homology searches)
Protein structure prediction, and automated NMR protein structure determination
Stem cell image recognition
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"
Lab Equipment: Imagestream MkII with 488nm, 642nm and 785nm lasers; 60x magnification
[YouTube Lectures] Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology 2015
Drug discovery, delivery systems and nanomedicine
Gene therapy, microbial genetics
Oncology, Antiviral therapeutics design
Acne cosmeceutical design
Viral exclusion systems
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
Gene therapy and drug delivery systems (prostate and ovarian cancer treatment)
Polymeric nanomaterials, biopolymers
Novel surface active compounds (gemini surfactants)
[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners
[CBB researcher story] July 21, 2015 "Vectors for gene therapy and improving drug solubility"
Ultrasound imaging innovations: Complex flow imaging, High-performance beamforming platforms, Flow phantom design
Therapeutic ultrasound discoveries: Sonoporation, Micro/nanobubble cavitation, Wave-matter interactions, Cellular dynamics studies
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.