E. 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
Chris Backhouse
519-888-4567 x31467
Location: 
QNC 3622

Research Interests:

  • Quantum devices (High and low Tc tunnel devices, nanobiotechnology-based devices)
  • Biomedical engineering, MEMS/MOEMS and CMOS integration
  • Lab on chip, medical diagnostic and microfluidic devices
  • Remote sensing and radio astronomy
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Gladimir Baranoski
519-888-4567 x35412
Location: 
DC 3520

Research Interests:

  • Simulation, light and matter interactions, biomedical applications
  • Predictive simulation of light interactions with organic and inorganic materials
  • Realistic modeling of material appearance for image synthesis
  • Remote sensing (effects of adverse environmental conditions on crops and forests)
  • Biomedical optics (development of procedures and equipment for the prevention and treatment of different medical conditions, from jaundice to skin cancer)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Computer Science, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Mathematics
Kostadinka Bizheva
519-888-4567 x37517
Location: 
PHY 247

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical optics

  • Tissue optics and spectroscopy

  • Ultrafast optics, coherence tomography, sensing, imaging

  • Confocal and fluorescence microscopy

  • Skin cancer detection

  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology; Faculty→Science
Melanie Campbell
519-888-4567 x36273
Location: 
PHY 353

Research Interests:

  • Imaging for Type 1 Diabetes
  • Alzheimer Diagnosis
  • Imaging of the Rear of the Eye
  • Optical Properties of the Eye amd changes in the Eye's Optical Properties
  • Two Photon Therapies
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation, optical systems, quality and design
  • Confocal microscopy and ophthalmoscopy, measurement of refractive error

  • Retinal image quality

  • Optical effects of refractive surgery, reflections from the retina

  • Optical properties of the eye, monochromatic aberrations of the eye

  • Refractive properties of the crystalline lens and their changes with growth and accommodation

  • Eye-imaging systems for treatment and diagnosis

  • Biophysics, bio-photonics, and Vision Science.

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[Research2Reality] May 8, 2015 "Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis: Imaging the Living Eye"

[YouTube Lecture] October 1, 2014 "Optics of the Eye as a Window on the Brain"

[YouTube] February 12, 2013 "Melanie Campbell AAAS Profile"

[Waterloo Stories] February 12, 2013 "An early test for Alzhemer's disease"

[Waterloo Stories] January 22, 2013 "Early test for Alzheimer's may rely on the eyes"

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Physics, Public Health; Faculty→Science
D. Clausi
519-888-4567 x32604
Location: 
EC4 2039

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical and scientific imaging

  • Computer vision and video analysis

  • Image processing, segmentation/classification

  • Multiresolution techniques

  • Automated interpretation of SAR (synthetic aperture radar)

  • Remote sensing

  • Stochastic models

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[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners

[The Record] May 8,2018, have ties with a new Montreal sports analytics research lab in Kitchener

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Computer Science; Faculty→Engineering
Aravindhan Ganesan
519-888-4567 x21325
Location: 
PHR 3010A

[Science Direct] August 10, 2018 "Revealing the atomistic details behind the binding of B7–1 to CD28 and CTLA-4: A comprehensive protein-protein modelling study"

[Nature] August 27, 2019 "Comprehensive in vitro characterization of PD-L1 small molecule inhibitors"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics; Faculty→Science
Bae-Yeun Ha
519-888-4567 x37004
Location: 
PHY 372

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical molecular biophysics and soft matter (chromosomes, polymers, electrostatics)

  • Polymer physics for chromosome organization in a cell

  • Confined polymers (chain topology, spatial organization, and dynamics)

  • Electrostatic modification of lipid membranes

  • Physical basis for cell selectivity of antimicrobial peptides

  • Polyelectrolytes and polyampholytes

Group(s): 
Technology Areas→Polymer; Discipline Areas→Biophysics, Physics; Faculty→Science
T. Holyoak
519-888-4567 x31559
Location: 
ESC 249

Research interests: 

  • GTP-dependent phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinases
  • IgA1 protease family of bacterial proteases
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biophysics; Faculty→Science
J. Honek
519-888-4567 x35817
Location: 
ESC 327

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
L.Jones
519-888-4065
Location: 
OPT 228

Research Interests:

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

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University Research Chair

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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
Subha Kalyaanamoorthy photo
519-888-4567 x35804
Location: 
ESC 234

Research Interests:

  • Design/discovery of potential therapeutics to target various diseases
  • Understanding the structure and pharmacology of membrane proteins
  • Development of in silico methods/tools for sequence, structure and functional analysis
  • Inferring the structure-function evolution of proteins
  • Protein engineering for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications

[American Chemical Society] January 23, 2012 "Exploring Inhibitor Release Pathways in Histone Deacetylases Using Random Acceleration Molecular Dynamics Simulations"

[Wiley Online Library] July 27, 2013 "Ligand release mechanisms and channels in histone deacetylases"

[Royal Society of Chemistry] December 19, 2013 "A steered molecular dynamics mediated hit discovery for histone deacetylases"

[Nature Methods] May 8, 2017 "ModelFinder: fast model selection for accurate phylogenetic estimates"

[Royal Society of Chemistry] October 24, 2017 "Reverse engineering: transaminase biocatalyst development using ancestral sequence reconstruction"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Industrial Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Stroke; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Drug Development, Machine Learning/AI, Polymer, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
V. Lakshminarayanan
519-888-4567 x38167
Location: 
OPT 334

Research Interests:

  • Classical and visual optics
  • Optical system design, science and engineering
  • Psychophysics/human factors
  • Visual perception, visual optics math modelling
  • Biomedical image processing

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[CBB researcher story] July 29, 2015 "Image processing to automate early glaucoma diagnosis"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Optometry, Virtual Reality; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physics; 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
D. Li
519-888-4567 x38682
Location: 
ERC 2008

Research Interests:

  • Microfluidics and nanofluidics
  • Lab-on-a-chip, diagnostic devices (biomedical, environmental, food safety)
  • Interfacial Phenomena

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biophysics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
J. Liu
519-888-4567 x38919
Location: 
QNC 5604

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical diagnosis

  • Targeted drug delivery

  • Environmental monitoring

  • DNA-based biosensors and functional polymers

  • Nanomaterials, (gold nanoparticles, liposomes, magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots, graphene hydrogels, hybrid nanomaterials)

  • Bioinorganic / Bioanalytical chemistry

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[Waterloo Stories] February 27, 2013 "Waterloo researcher uses nano-materials to clean water"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science; University Research Chairs
Sheva Naahidi
519-888-4567 x40206
Location: 
E7 5338

Research Interests:

  • Bio inspired solar cell technology
  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Bio compatibility
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cardiovascular
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Sensors
  • Polymers

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Microfabrication, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
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
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x38233
Location: 
E3 2108G
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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"

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
Parsin Haji Reza
519-888-4567 x40172
Location: 
E7 6416

Research Interests

  • Early Cancer Detection
  • Eliminating Positive Surgical Margins
  • Non-contact Biopsies for Endoscopy 
  • Functional Brain Imaging 
  • Early Detection and Understanding the Age-related Vision Loss Problems
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Machine learning/AI

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics; Faculty→Engineering
D. Spafford
519-888-4567 x38185
Location: 
B1 172D

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
D. Stashuk
519-888-4567 x32982
Location: 
EC4 2023

Research Interests:

  • Electrophysiological characterization of neuromuscular disorders

  • Autonomous and knowledge systems

  • Machine perception and sensors

  • Image processing and analysis, pattern analysis and recognition

  • EMG signal decomposition, simulation and quantitative EMG and DQEMG

  • Biomedical engineering

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Neurodegenerative Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
A.Yu
519-888-4567 x36908
Location: 
EIT 4125

Research Interests:

  • 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

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Stroke, Targeted Drug Delivery; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Gene Therapy, Imaging, Medical Devices, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics; Faculty→Engineering
Madjid Soltani
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Drug Development, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Public Health, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering

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