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Theranostics and Therapeutics profiles

Marc Aucoin

Marc Aucoin

Professor, Chemical Engineering

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

Chris Backhouse

Chris Backhouse

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems; MEMS/NEMS; sensors; microfabrication

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; energy storage and rechargeable batteries

Marianna Foldvari

Marianna Foldvari

Professor, School of Pharmacy

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

Michel Gingras

Michel Gingras

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Physics & Statistical Mechanics

Research interests: quantum magnetism, frustrated classical and quantum magnetism, spin ice, random disordered condensed matter 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

Research interests: Drug delivery and pharmaceutics; Nanomedicine, medical devices, biomaterials; 3D Printing, hot-melt injection molding; HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic wound healing

Todd Holyoak

Todd Holyoak

Associate Professor, Undergrad Advisor (Biochemistry)

Research interests: enzymology, structural biology/macromolecular crystallography, biochemistry/biophysics, recombinant protein expression

John Honek

Professor, Chemistry

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

Scott Hopkins

Scott Hopkins

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: velocity map imaging; structure and reactivites of nanoclusters; high-resolution spectroscopy

Karim Karim

Karim S. Karim

Therapeutics and Theranostics Leader; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: silicon thin-film applied research; microelectronic circuits; device and process development for large area electronics

Mohammad Kohandel

Mohammad Kohandel

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies

Research interests: integrative cancer biology, combination of cancer treatments, nano-sclae drug delivery, cancer stem cells, nano-sensors

Anita Layton

Anita Layton

Professor, Applied Mathematics

Research interests: integrative kidney physiology, biofluid dynamics, diabetes, hypertension

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

Tong Leung

Tong Leung

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: chemical physics; surface chemistry; nano-materials; nano-devices; nano-biotechnology

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

Yuning Li

Yuning Li

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: molecular engineering of polymer/transparent semiconductors for organic electronics (OTFT, OPV, DSC, OLED) and low temp-process conductive inks on plastic substrates

Juewen Liu

Juewen Liu

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: functional DNA, biosensors, nanozymes, and biointerface chemistry

Elizabeth Meiering

Elizabeth Meiering

Professor, Chemistry

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

Patricia Nieva

Patricia Nieva

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS); microbotics; biosensors; biomanipulators

Janusz Pawliszyn

Janusz Pawliszyn

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in New Analytical Methods and Technologies

Research interests: solid phase microextraction; design of advanced integrated instrumentation for sample preparation, separation and detection

Mahla Poudineh

Mahla Poudineh

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Research interests: bio-sensing approaches for therapeutics and diagnostics purposes and translating biomedical devices to the clinic.

Eric Prouzet

Eric Prouzet

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanostructures and porous materials, catalysis and separation

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