From: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Biography: David stayed as a visiting scientist at the National Metrology Institute of Japan in Tsukuba from 1997-98. He conducted his PhD research at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory from 1999-2002. He then pursued his studies as a Post-doc first at IBM Zurich until 2004, and then one year at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). David started as an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department of McGill University in 2005, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2011, and became a full professor in 2016. As of early 2018, David serves as departmental chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at McGill University.
David's current interests are in the miniaturization and integration in biology and medicine, which includes
the engineering and utilization of novel micro and nanotechnologies for manipulating, stimulating and studying oligonucleotides, proteins, cells, and tissues. The emerging field of nanobiotechnology, in a broad sense, is the most exciting to David, and is also key to tackle some of the major challenges in biology and medicine, for example identifying novel biomarkers for early disease diagnosis and developing low-cost point-of-care diagnostics.
Visiting scientist in Dr. Jörg Hoheisel's Functional Genome Analysis division at the DKFZ (2013)
Fellowship from the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) (2013)
Representative at the World Economic Forum at the Summer Davos New Champions Meeting in Tianjin, China (Sept 10-15, 2012)
Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nanobioengineering (2006, renewed 2011)
Affiliations: Dr. Juncker is a full professor at McGill University in the Faculty of Medicine and is a member of the following programs and departments. He is able to supervise students wishing to enroll in one of them.
Departments and Research Centers
Biomedical Engineering Department (primary affiliation and department chair)
McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center