Nano-biosystems profiles

Marc Aucoin

Marc Aucoin

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: synthetic biology; virus based systems as novel nanobiomaterials; complex biologies

Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: optical properties of the eye; refractive properties of the crystalline confocal laser scanning; macroscopy​

Pu Chen

Pu Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: targeted drug and gene delivery; interfacial engineering; bio-medical engineering; polymer synthesis

Marianna Foldvari

Marianna Foldvari

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: bio-nanotechnology - novel strategies for improved transdermal delivery systems

Moira Glerum

Moira Glerum

Professor, Biology

Research interests: mitochondrial biogenesis and myopathies; microfluidics, assembly of cytochrome oxidase

Frank Gu

Frank Gu

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Targeted Delivery Systems

Research interests: nanoparticles in medicine; therapeautic applications; targeted drug delivery

Emmanuel Ho

Emmanuel Ho

Professor, School of Pharmacy

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John Honek

John Honek

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: mechanistic enzymology; recombinant DNA and biophysical methods; medicinal chemistry and molecular modeling

Zoya Leonenko

Zoya Leonenko

Professor, Physics and Astronomy, and Biology

Research interests: biophysics of lipids and lipid protein interactions; application of lipid films in biomedical nanotechnology

Peter Levine

Peter Levine

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: bioelectronic systems laboratory; CMOS biochips for biomolecular and cellular assays; biodiagnostic devices for single molecule detection

Juewen Liu

Juewen Liu

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: targeted drug delivery; nanomedicine; bio-inspired self-assembly

Vivek Maheshwari

Vivek Maheshwari

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanoparticle based thin film sensors; nanocomposite films; materials and tools for bio-nano devices, systems

Elizabeth Meiering

Elizabeth Meiering

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: protein folding, dynamics, function, engineering and design

Roderick Slavcev

Roderick Slavcev

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: novel bacteriophage nanomedicines for the development of novel vaccines; pharmaceuticals and gene delivery systems

Michael Tam

Michael Tam

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: nano-structured systems for drug delivery; polymer-surfactant interactions; associative polymers for friendly coatings; magnetic nanoparticles for novel separation processes

Shirley Tang

Shirley Tang

Professor, Chemistry; Director, Nanotechnology Engineering Undergraduate Program

Research interests: nanomaterials and devices for biology and medicine; bio-molecule assisted nanomaterial self-assembly

Shawn Wettig

Shawn Wettig

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: biophysical chemistry and nanotechnology; self-assembly for drug delivery applications and gene therapy

Evelyn Yim

Evelyn Yim

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: biomaterials-regulation of stem cells, nanotopography-cell interactions, tissue engineering applications

Alfred Yu

Alfred Yu

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanodroplets and nanoparticles as agents for ultrasound imaging contrast enhancement and drug carriers for therapeutic ultrasound