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
Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Engineering
[Waterloo News] September 25, 2018 "Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted"
[ScienceDaily] December 15, 2018 "Aging warps our perception of time, study finds"
[Record] October 12, 2017 "Aging slows perception of falls: UW study"
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
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"
[Global Impact] April 2019 "A “Second Heart” to strengthen our golden years"
[Waterloo News] June 28, 2018 "AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease"
[Engineering News] June 28, 2018 "Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor"
[RD Magazine] June 28, 2018 "AI and Radar Technologies Could Help Diabetics Manage Their Disease"
[Waterloo Stories] April 19, 2016 "Waterloo science aboard the International Space Station"
[Waterloo Stories] October 8, 2013 "Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joins University of Waterloo"
[Waterloo Stories] December 17, 2012 "Canadian astronaut takes Waterloo research into orbit"
Integrative kidney physiology
March 29, 2018 "Canada 150 Research Chair joins Department of Applied Mathematics"
Membrane filtration process (microfiltration; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; reverse osmosis)
Food proteins, processes, sustainability (concentration; separation; fractionation, water and waste minimization)
Protein recovery and purification
Enzyme reaction engineering
Health food product development and processing
Thermal food processes (baking; drying; ultra-high temperature; pasteurization; sterilization)
Diffusion transport in biomaterials and polymeric films
Biological fluid dynamics, fluid/structure interaction, vortex dynamics, diagnostic methods
Cardiovascular and mechanical blood flow models
Human phonation, vocal fold modeling
Stent modeling and design
[CBB researcher story] January 8, 2013 "The Ability to be Heard Above the Crowd"
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.
[Science News] April 25, 2014 "Waterloo discovers a key regulator in the pacemakers of our brain and heart"
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
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 centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.