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Emmanuel Ho

Therapeutics and Theranostics Leader; 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


Professor Emmanuel Ho is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo. His current research program is focused on the development and characterization of innovative nanomedicines, medical devices and biomaterials for imaging, treatment, and prevention of diseases including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and chronic wounds. Professor Ho’s research group is also interested in utilizing nanotechnology as an innovative tool for delineating the immunological and molecular mechanisms regulating disease pathogenesis.

Professor Ho is the past President of the Canadian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (CC-CRS), is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and was an invited speaker for the inaugural 2014 TEDx UManitoba event.

Professor Ho is an international expert in nanomedicine and was awarded the 2015 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) New Investigator Research Award, the 2015 Gattefosse Canada / Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) Award in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery, the 2014 GlaxoSmithKline / CSPS Early Career Award, and the 2013 Rh Award for Excellence in Research (Interdisciplinary Category).


  • CIHR/MSFHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, British Columbia Cancer Research Center
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • Hons.B.Sc., University of Toronto
Emmanuel Ho
    University of Waterloo