Christopher Moraes

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Associate Member
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Christopher Moraes
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-4278
Address: 

Wong Building, Room 4330
3610 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C5


Email address: 
chris.moraes [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Chemical Engineering
Areas of expertise: 

Cells and tissues exist in complex microenvironments, in which they are subject to a variety of physical forces and chemical cues.  These microenvironmental signals regulate cell function, and are hence crucially important to consider when designing new therapies.  However, replicating these signals in conventional cell culture systems is often challenging, particularly when studying dynamic tissues undergoing developmental or disease processes.  Our lab designs and builds microtechnologies to probe the complex relationships between mechanics, materials, and biological function in engineered tissues.   By creating precision tissue engineering tools and cell culture systems, we gain insight into the physical mechanisms underlying cardiovascular, cancer and respiratory diseases; and aim to apply this knowledge in designing the next generation of therapeutic discovery platforms.

Research areas: 
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Imaging and Microscopy
Biomedical Modelling
Area(s): 
Biomaterials
MEMS/NEMS
Mechanobiology
Cell interactions
High-throughput Screening
Cancer
Cell-matrix
Fibrosis
Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM)
Super-resolution Imaging
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