Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Division of Experimental Surgery
Fellow of Royal Society of Canada-Academy of Science
Research in biomaterials and biointerfaces combines knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry, and engineering. This makes research in this field challenging, interesting and rewarding.
The development of novel interfaces for the improved interaction of biomaterials with biological environment is the overall objective of our research. We aim to build a deeper understanding of cell-biomaterial interactions in order improve our ability to predict and control the host response to new materials. This is carried out through the design, fabrication and characterization of multifunctional and bioactive surfaces as well as through the development of methodologies and protocols for creating these new biointerfaces. Our motivation rises from our belief that the future of biomedical devices will exploit materials surfaces that are designed on the basis of engineering principles to mimic the way that nature does it. As such, our laboratory masters a broad expertise in surface modification techniques, namely chemical, molecular assembly and biological methods to cope with the highly divergent requirements for surface properties in biomedical applications. Our target applications are mainly focused on regenerative medicine, nanomedicine and Lab-on-a-Chip platforms.