David Juncker


From: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Education: Diploma (European Master equivalent, 1995) and PhD (2002) from the Institute of Microtechnology (now part of EPFL) of the University of Neuchâtel. 

Work Experience: Visiting Scientist at the National Metrology Institute of Japan, research positions at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH).

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.


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.

Interfaculty Graduate Programs
Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Integrated Program in Neuroscience
Quantitative Life Sciences

Departments and Research Centers
Biomedical Engineering Department (primary affiliation and department chair)
McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center  

Associate Memberships
Department of Surgery
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Division of Experimental Medicine
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goodman Cancer Research Center
McGill Regenerative Medicine Network

Email: david.juncker@mcgill.ca