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
Brian Dixon
519-888-4567 x32665
B2 247A

Research Interests:

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



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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"

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
M. Foldvari
519-888-4567 x21306
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)



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

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

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
Emmanuel Ho
519-888-4567 x21372
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"

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
Zoia Leonenko
519 888-4567 ext. 38273
PHY 354

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"

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
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x38233, 519-888-4567 x33030
E3 2108G, E3 4105
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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"

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
Roderick Slavcev
519-888-4567 x21301
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



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
M. Moo-Young
B2 357C

Research Interests:

  • Biopharmaceuticals (therapeutics, treatment of autoimmune diseases, prevent rejection of organ transplants)

  • Industrial biomanufacturing and biotechnology (fermentation, food ingredients, enzymes, biofuels)

  • Environmental management (bioremediation of carcinogenic environmental pollutants, filtration, chromatography)

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

[YouTube Lecture] September 29, 2014 "Biofuels and Waste Treatment"

[YouTube Lecture] September 19, 2013 "Industrial Biotechnology: Current developments and trends"

[UW Eng-e-news] August 14, 2013 "Engineering Life-enhancing research"

[Waterloo Stories] May 3, 2013 "Can bacteria help create a cheaper fuel for our cars?"

[CBB researcher story] December 6, 2012 "Bringing Bioengineering and Biotechnology to its Fullest Potential"

Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Polymer, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Biology, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows

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