Eihab Abdel-Rahman
519-888-4567 x37737
Location: 
E7 6422

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics and control of MEMS
  • Design of MEMS devices
  • Micro-power generation
  • Multi-body dynamics and control
  • Biomechanics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Mike Beazely
519-888-4567 x21310
Location: 
PHR 4007

Research Interests:

  • Treatment of neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and mental health conditions including schizophrenia and depression)

  • Molecular pharmacology and pharmaceutical delivery

  • Intracellular signaling pathways in neurons, and the role of cytoskeletal dynamics in the trafficking of receptors in neurons

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases; Technology Areas→Disease Modelling, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology; Faculty→Science
Jonathan Blay
519-888-4567 x21375
Location: 
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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Group(s): 
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
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

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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
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

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[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
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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[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
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
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

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[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
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

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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
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

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Toxicology; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Microbiome, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biology, Cell Biology; Faculty→Science
Zoia Leonenko
519 888-4567 ext. 38273
Location: 
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"

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
Veronika Magdanz
519-888-4567 x41532
Location: 
E7 6432

Research Interests:

  • microrobots

  • sperm cells
  • magnetic actuation
  • remote control
  • wireless
  • soft robots
  • medical robots
  • bioprinting
  • 3D printing

We develop microrobots for medical applications. The goal is to develop more targeted, active, but less invasive strategies for drug or cell delivery with the help of wireless, autonomously moving microrobots. One strategy is to combine biological elements with artificial components in a biohybrid approach. The biological component (cells, molecules) can serve as power source, loading unit or structural unit.

One example is the "spermbot" - a sperm cell remotely controlled with magnetic fields: https://phys.org/news/2014-01-sperm-bots-desired-video.html
Another example is IRONSperm: a magnetically functionalized nonmotile sperm driven by magnetic fields:https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.aba5855

Inspired by the motion of sperm, we also develop small scale flexible magnetic robots for noninvasive surgery (coming soon). I am also interested in reproductive biology and research that elucidates reasons for infertility. We look into the mechanisms of sperm migration and some interesting phenomena, such as sperm bundling (publication online soon)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Disease Modelling, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Robotics, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, Regenerative Medicine, Robotics, Stem Cell Engineering, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Dale Martin
519-888-4567 x36958
Location: 
B1 291C

Research interests:

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

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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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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
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

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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

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[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
Bruce Reed
519-888-4567 x38085
Location: 
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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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science; Technology Areas→Cell Therapy, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biology, Cell Biology, Stem Cell Engineering; Faculty→Science
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
Matthew Scott
519-888-4567 x35454
Location: 
MC 6114

Research Interests:

  • Experimental biological physics
  • Stochastic processes in physics and biology
  • Pysiological constraints on bioproduct synthesis

Lab Equipment: Imagestream MkII with 488nm, 642nm and 785nm lasers; 60x magnification

[YouTube Lectures] Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology 2015

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Disease Modelling, Gene Therapy, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Cell Biology, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Mathematics
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
Valerie Ward
519-888-4567 x38625
Location: 
E6 4016

Research interests:

  • Environmental biology, industrial biotechnology, and therapeutics
  • Production of sustainable chemicals
  • Novel bioprocesses for applications in bioresource engineering and biorefining
  • Microalgae, metabolic engineering, and ionic liquid based separations in biological systems

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Industrial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology; 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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