E. Abdel-Rahman
519-888-4567 x37737
Location: 
DWE 2513B

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
Javad Behravan

Research Interests

  • Breast cancer, glioblastoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Vaccine development
  • Immunotherapy
  • Phage based nanomedicine

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer; Technology Areas→Drug Development, Therapeutics, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetic Engineering, Immune Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Science
Jonathan Blay
519-888-4567 x21375
Location: 
PHR 4012

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
B.Duncker
519-888-4567 x33957
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 x32602
Location: 
DC 2584

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
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
J. Honek
519-888-4567 x35817
Location: 
ESC 246

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
L.Jones
519-888-4065 or x84065
Location: 
OPT 360

Research Interests:

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

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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

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

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
B. 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 x38606
Location: 
BMH 2107

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
P. Nekkar
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 x33030
Location: 
E3 3165
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
38625
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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