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Jay Nadeau

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Member, Physics
Associate Member, Microbiology & Immunology
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine


BioMedical Engineering Department
Duff Medical Building
3775 University Street, Room 310
Montréal, QC  H3A 2B4
Tel: +1-514-398-8372
Fax: +1-514-398-7461
E-mail: jay [dot] nadeau [at] mcgill [dot] ca
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Dr. Nadeau specializes in the use of fluorescent nanocrystals and novel genetically-encoded probes for labeling and imaging of cultured cells. Her group synthesizes and characterizes nanoparticles of various materials, clone and express membrane proteins, and labels and images live cells.

Dr. Nadeau's work has two main branches: one, to characterize the basic photophysics of nanoparticle probes for fluorescence, CT, and MR imaging. This work includes steady-state and time resolved spectroscopy, electron microscopy, XPR, particle sizing, and blinking analysis. Collaborators are at McGill, the University of Maine and USC.

The second branch involves investigation of the biological effects of nanoparticles, including their toxicity to the environment and their possible use as anti-cancer drugs. Collaborators are with the Radiation Physics group at McGill, and at UCSB.