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
W. Anderson
519-888-4567 x35011
Location: 
E6 3018
Contact for: 
Heterogeneous catalysis and process engineering as applied to environmental and biochemical engineering problems.

Research Interests:

  • Pathogen detection, disinfection and sterilization using UV light

  • Photochemistry, photocatalytic applications to water and air treatment

  • Environmental engineering

  • Biotechnology, biofiltration

  • Metal nanoparticle synthesis and applications

  • Process modelling and simulation

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pathogen Detection; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bionanotechnology, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, 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
P. Chou
519-888-4567, ext. 42131
Location: 
E6 4004

Research Interests:

  • Biochemical engineering

  • Microbial biotechnology

  • Synthetic and molecular biology

  • Genetic, metabolic and protein engineering

  • Biopharmaceuticals (to treat autoimmune diseases and prevent rejection of organ transplants)

  • Biomanufacturing, bioprocessing technologies (biological strain construction, bioreaction cultivation, biofuels, bioproduct recovery and purification)

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

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

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Gene Therapy, Microbiome; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Engineering
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
Aravindhan Ganesan
519-888-4567 x21325
Location: 
PHR 3010A

Research interests:

  • Computational molecular biosciences and drug discovery
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Development of new computational tools for structural biology analyses
  • Therapeutics design for cancers and neurodegeneration

[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
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
T. Holyoak
519-888-4567, ext. 31565
Location: 
STC 4038

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
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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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
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
K. Tong Leung
519-888-4567, ext. 35826
Location: 
C2 061A

Research Interests:

  • Green energy: solar cells and hydrogen generation

  • Biosensing and environmental remediation using hybrid nanomaterials
  • Quantum electronics
  • Surface chemical physics
  • Ultra-large scale computational chemistry
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Microfabrication; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
Juewen 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

University Research Chair

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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
Kesen Ma
519-888-4567 x33562
Location: 
B1 379C

Research Interests:

  • Biochemistry and enzymology

  • Thermostable Biocatalyst and dehydrogenases (Biofuel/Bioethanol production, pharmaceutical and other industrial processes)

  • Enzyme evolution and protein engineering, microbial physiology, molecular biology

  • Sulfur reduction and energy metabolism, alcohol metabolism

  • Electron transfer and flavoproteins.

  • Proteins purification and analysis, metal-containing
  • Fermentation
  • Hyperthermophiles

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology; Technology Areas→Biomaterials; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology; 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
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
M.Pope
519-888-4567 x30153
Location: 
QNC 5606

Research Interests:

  • Flexible, wearable energy storage and sensing technologies
  • Graphene production and post-processing techniques
  • Directed assembly of 2D nanomaterials at the air-water interface
  • Bottom-up assembly approaches for energy storage, sensing and electrocatalysis
  • Supercapacitors
  • Next generation batteries
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • ​Thin films and membranes
  • Nano-materials

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
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
David Rose
519-888-4567, ext. 30509
Location: 
STC 4042

Research Interests:

  • Protein structure, functions, and pharmaceuticals
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Bioinformatics, Systematics, and Evolution
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Microbiology

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[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2015 "Glycosidases in human health and disease"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Diabetes; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Genetics; Faculty→Science
Roderick Slavcev
519-888-4567 x21301
Location: 
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

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Group(s): 
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
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
S.Taylor
519-888-4567 x33325
Location: 
C2 388

Research Interests:

  • Medicinal chemistry/enzymology (treatment of prostate and breast cancer, diabetes)

  • Nanomedicine; development of novel antibiotics

  • Bionanomaterials; synthetic polymers and methodologies

  • Peptide, charbohydrate, nucleoside and nucleotide chemistry

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

[Science News] February 4, 2015 "Chemists develop new method to improve the discovery of antibiotics"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wound Care; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Drug Development, Polymer, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Science
John Thompson
519-888-4465
Location: 
EC5 3131

Research Interests:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology of programmed cell death

  • Functional genomics of senescence (biological aging) and apoptosis

  • Comparative aspects of senescence and stress including the role of hormones and the involvement of free radicals

  • Applicable therapies for cancers, inflammatory diseases (arthritis and sepsis), and in the agricultural sector (enhance yield, develop tolerance to environmental stress and plant diseases, and increase the shelf-life of perishable produce)

The Royal Society of Canada Fellow

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Environmental Biotechnology, Inflammatory Diseases, Mental Health; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Disease Modelling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, Genome Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science; The Royal Society of Canada Fellows
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
Thomas Willett
519-888-4567 x48405
Location: 
E7 6438

Research Interests:

  • Biomaterials and mechanics of biomaterials and tissues

  • Bone quality and fragility, collagen

  • Engineering of bone mimetic materials for skeletal reconstruction (3D printing)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Cancer, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
M. Moo-Young
519-888-4006
Location: 
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"

Group(s): 
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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