Curing and preventing the outspread of diseases, infections and abnormalities. WIN members are engineering new methods of medical practices and making innovative advancements in this thematic area of Therapeutics and Theranostics. This includes but is not limited to targeted drug delivery, tissue engineering, minimally invasive treatment of diseases, immunotherapy, and medical imaging.
Theme Leads and Co-Leads
Karim Karim (ECE) received a PhD from the University of Waterloo in 2002. Karim was a faculty member at Simon Fraser University between 2003-07, after which he joined the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on advancing the field of medical imaging using X-rays, which has led to over 15 patents and 100 research publications.
Alfred Yu (ECE) received PhD degree from the University of Toronto, started his independent academic career at the University of Hong Kong, and relocated to the University of Waterloo in 2015. He carries out research in ultrasound imaging using nanomaterials as contrast agents.