POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

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Grace Oh

From: Seoul, South Korea
Background: Biological and Chemical Engineering
Education: PhD from Seoul National University, B.Eng from Ajou
University
Work Experience: Postdoctoral fellow at Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Project: Development of nanoarrays for single exosome characterization

Email: eunhae.oh@mcgill.ca

Maiwenn Beaugrand

From: Saint-Brieuc, France
Background: Biochemistry
Education: PhD from Université du Québec à Montréal and University of Southampton, MSc and BSc from Université de Rennes
Work Experience: Postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Biochemistry
Project: Capillary microfluidic chips for nucleic acid extraction and purification

Email: maiwenn.beaugrand@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Mohamed Yafia

From: Cairo, Egypt
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: PhD from University of British Columbia, MSc and BSc from Cairo University
Project: Aptamer based enrichment system and capillary chip for low abundance water contaminant detection.

Email: mohamed.salem@mcgill.ca

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ORIOL YMBERN LLORENS

From:  Barcelona, Spain
Background: Analytical Chemistry
Education: PhD and MSc from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Project: Capillaric circuits for diagnostics of urinary tract infections. Reagents storage, chip-to-chip transfer and integration.

Email:  oriol.ymbernllorens@mail.mcgill.ca

 
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jinglin kong

From: Hebei, China
Background: Biotechnology
Education: PhD from University of Cambridge, M.Eng from Southeast University
Work experience: Postdoc researcher at University of Cambridge
Project: DNA-assisted bead-based assays for multiplexed biosensing

Email: Jinglin.kong@mail.mcgill.ca

 
 

PhD Candidates

ALEX HERNANDEZ

From: Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Background: Biomedical Engineering and Electronic Systems
Education: MSc and BSc from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Project: Development of microdevices for isolation and detection of cancer cells

Email: javier.hernandez-castro@mail.mcgill.ca

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VERONIQUE LAFORTE

From: Saguenay, Canada
Background: Electrical Engineering and Biochemistry
Education: BS from University of Texas-Austin, BSc from Université de Montréal
Project: Biomarker discovery for prognosis of traumatic brain injury using the antibody colocalization microarray

Email: veronique.laforte@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Grant Ongo

From: Barrie, Canada
Background: Engineering Chemistry
Education: M.Eng from McGill University, BSc from Queen's University
Project: Co-culture arrays for breast cancer drug screening

Email: grant.ongo@mail.mcgill.ca

MILAD DAGHER

From: El-Koura, Lebanon
Background: Electrical Engineering
Education: MSc from École Polytechnique de Montréal, BSc from University of Balamand
Project: DNA-assisted bead-based assays for multiplexed protein detection

Email: milad.dagher@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Philippe DeCorwin-Martin

From: Montréal, Canada
Background: Bioengineering
Education: M.Eng from McGill University, BS from University of California Berkeley
Project: Development of nanoarrays for single exosome characterization

Email: philippe.decorwin-martin@mail.mcgill.ca

Rosalie Martel

From: Quebec City, Canada
Background: Biomedical Engineering
Education: B.Eng from Polytechnique Montréal
Project: Development of nanoarrays for single exosome characterization
Email: rosalie.martel@mail.mcgill.ca

 
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VAHID KARAMZADEH

From: Karaj, Iran
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: MSc from Concordia University, BSc from Sharif University of Technology
Project: Develop a multimaterial 3D stereolithography-based bioprinter for organs-on-a-chip application
Email: vahid.karamzadeh@mail.mcgill.ca

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Andrew tan

From: Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Background: Bioengineering
Education: MPhil from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, BEng from University of Hong Kong
Project: Spatially-resolved tissue secretomics
Email: andrew.tan@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Masters Students

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ARYA Tavakoli

From: Tehran, Iran
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: B.Eng from McGill University
Project: Development of capillary microfluidic circuits to quantify blood antibody concentration for vaccine efficacy studies.

Email: arya.tavakolimanshadi@mail.mcgill.ca

EdWARD ZHANG

From: Palo Alto, California
Background: Electrical Engineering
Education: BS from Georgia Institute of Technology
Project: Fabrication of ultra-soft brain implants to reduce the brain foreign body response

Email: edward.n.zhang@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Mcolisi Dlamini

From: Pigg's Peak, Swaziland
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: BS from Union College
Project: Axonal migration in response to surface-bound digital nanodot gradients

Email: mcolisi.dlamini@mail.mcgill.ca

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Woojong Rho

From: Yeosu, South Korea
Background: Biochemistry
Education: BSc from University of New Brunswick Fredericton
Project: Multiplexed immunoassay for characterization of novel biomarkers in neurological disease

Email: woojong.rho@mail.mcgill.ca

 
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Alia Alameri

From: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Background: Biomedical Engineering
Education: BSc from Khalifa University
Project: Development of a microfluidic platform for the vascularization of neuronal organoids

Email: alia.alameri@mail.mcgill.ca

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ilias hurley

From: Halifax, Canada
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: B.Eng. from McGill University
Project: TBD

Email: ilias.hurley@mail.mcgill.ca

 
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Philippe lenzen

From: Geneva, Switzerland
Background: Bioengineering
Education: BSc from EPFL
Project: Aptamer based enrichment system and capillary chip for low abundance water contaminant detection.

Email: philippe.lenzen@mail.mcgill.ca

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nick chahley

From: Calgary, Canada
Background: Neuroscience, Linux
Education: BSc from University of Victoria
Project: Automated image analysis of fluorescence stained cells.

Email: nickchahley@gmail.com

 
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Mohamed Maoui

From: Algiers, Algeria
Background: Electrical Engineering
Education: B.Eng. from Ecole Nationale Polytechnique d'Alger 
Project: TBD

Email: mohamed.maoui@mail.mcgill.ca

 
 

STAFF

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AlessANDRA Robillard

Joint Research Associate and Project Engineer at Sensoreal 

From: Montreal, Canada
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: B.Eng from McGill University
Work Experience: Research Assistant at McGill University
Project: Project Engineer at Sensoreal Inc.

Email: alessandra@sensoreal.com

ANDY NG

From: Montréal, Canada
Background: Biochemistry
Education: PhD and BSc from McGill University
Position: Research Associate
Work experience: Research Officer at National Research Council of Canada, Staff Scientist at GDG Environnement, Research Associate at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Project: Development of scalable and multiplexed affinity binder screening technologies

Email: andy.ng@mcgill.ca

 

Anne Meunier

From: Dijon, France
Background: Analytical Chemistry
Education: PhD from Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI / Ecole Normale Supérieure, MSc and BSc from Université Claude Bernard, DUT from Université de Franche-Comté
Work Experience: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Kyoto and Université Libre de Bruxelles
Project: Point-of-care devices for circulating tumour cell enrichment

Email: anne.meunier@mcgill.ca

Kate Turner

Joint Research Associate and Project Engineer at Sensoreal 

From: Brampton, Canada
Background: Chemical Engineering
Education: M.Eng from from McGill University, BSc from Queen's University
Project: Project Engineer at Sensoreal Inc.

Email: katharine.turner@mcgill.ca

 

PAMMY LO

From: Hong Kong
Background: Neuroscience
Education: MSc from McGill University, BSc from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Position: Lab Manager
Project: Circulating biomarker discovery for early diagnosis of breast cancer using the antibody colocalization microarray

Email: pammy.lo@mcgill.ca

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xuan wang

From: Shanxi, China
Background: Biomedical Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Geophysics
Education: Msc from McGill University
Position: Acting Lab Manager

Email: xuan.wang3@mail.mcgill.ca

 
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Théo Badra

From: Lyon, France
Background: Neuroscience, Biochemistry
Education: Msc from Université de Montréal, Bsc from Université de Montréal
Project: Development of nanoarrays for single exosome characterization

Email: theo.badra@mail.mcgill.ca

 
 

visiting members

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Heidi Larkin

From: Gatineau, Canada
Background: Pharmacology, Cell Biology, and Confocal Microscopy
Education: PhD, and BSc from Université de Sherbrooke
Project: Development of a multiparametric SnapChip for diabetes studies

Email: heidi.larkin@mail.mcgill.ca

 

 
 

Undergraduates

MOLLY SHEN

From: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Background: Immunology
Education: BSc from McGill University
Project: Development of nanoarrays for single exosome characterization
Email: lechen.shen@mail.mcgill.ca

ZIJIE JIN

From: Shanghai, China
Background: Chemical Engineering
Education: B.Eng from McGill University
Project: Secretome Imaging
Email: zijie.jin@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Alumni

YOSHIMITSU YANAGAWA (Visiting scientist, 2018)

Development of  sample preparation system for DNA sequencer

Sa Xiao (m.eng, 2018)

Intestinal-Tract-On-Chip modular platform
Currently a PhD student at the Sinton Lab at the University of Toronto

PHILIP ZIMNY (M.ENG, 2018)
Droplet microfluidics for compartmentalized cell lysis and single cell mapping
Currently at Two Pore Guys, Inc.

AYO olanrewaju (phd, 2017) 

Capillaric circuits for rapid detection of urinary tract infections
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Posner Group at the University of Washington

Illias Hurley (B.ENG, 2016)

Secretome imaging of tissue slices

Nila WU (B.ENG, 2017)

Secretome imaging of tissue slices
Currently a MASc at the University of Toronto  

JeffREY MUNZAR (PHD, 2017) 

Theoretical and experimental exploration of the ligand binding dynamics of duplexed aptamer biosensors 

Donald macnearney (m.ENG, 2016) 

Currently a system integrator at Aspin Kemp and Associates

Sara Kheireddine (M.ENG, 2016) 

Isolation of circulating tumour cell clusters using microfabricated filtration cartridge
Currently a PhD student at McGill University

FLORIAN POSSEL (M.ENG, 2016)

Hydropneumatic capillaric circuits

GINA ZHOU (PHD candidate)

High sensitivity assay development, towards single molecule detection
Currently a co-founder of Tech Lead

Karen Gambaro (Research Associate, 2015)

Circulating biomarker discovery for early diagnosis of breast cancer using the antibody colocalization microarray. 
Currently a principal scientist at Exactis Innovation

SEBASTIEN RICOULT (PHD, 2014)

Axonal migration and turning investigated through surface-bound digital nanodot gradients
Currently a research scientist at Illumina

PHILIPPE DECORWIN-MARTIN (M.ENG, 2014)

String microfluidics
Currently a PhD candidate at DJGroup

MOHAMMAD QASAIMEH (PHD, 2014)

Microfluidic quadrupoles and their applications in cell chemotaxis studies
Currently Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi

kwi-nam han (postdoctoral fellow, 2014)

Development of an inexpensive and easy-to-use thread-based sensor for the detection of biomolecules
Senior researcher at the Korea Basic Science Institute

adiel mallik (msc, 2013)

Design and fabrication of a transparent microfluidic probe for local stimulation of neurons
Currently a PhD candidate in the McGill Lab for Music Perception and Cognition

ali tamayol (postdoctoral fellow, 2013)

Development of textile-based engineered tissues and a microfluidic device to rapidly array insect embryos
Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University

mathias aebersold (MSc, 2012)

Development of a microfluidic probe with a stationary gradient
Currently a PhD candidate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

SEBASTIEN RICOULT (MSC, 2011)

Developing microcontact and nanocontact printed protein techniques to investigate cell and axon migration

SEBASTIEN BERGERON (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2011)

Developing and optimizing the antibody colocalization microarray for cancer profiling
Founder and CEO of Parallex Biosystems

MARYAM MIRZAEI (PHD, 2009)

Production of human Interleukin-7 in insect cells and fabrication of microfluidic systems for high throughput cell screening

BENJAMIN CORGIER (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2009) 

Using a microfluidic probe to monitor the environment of single neurons in real time
Currently R&D Production Manager at AXO Science

MATEU PLA-ROCA (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2009) 

Microfluidic antibody microarrays for cancer protein profiling
Currently Core Facility Coordinator at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

ARTHUR QUEVAL (MSC, 2008)

The design and fabrication of a chamber for mice brain slice observation
Currently founder of Qloudlab

 

 

auxtine micalet (visiting undergraduate, 2018)

Fabrication of ultra-soft brain implants to reduce the brain foreign body response

Marlon bustos (research associate, 2018)

Secretome Imager

FRÉDÉRIC NORMANDEAU (M.eng, 2018)

Optimizing immunoassay technologies for biomarker discovery
Currently a PhD student at the McKinney Lab at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Amir Foudeh (PostDoctoral Fellow, 2016)

Label-free biomarker discovery platform for early diagnosis of cancer and neurological diseases.
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. 

Katie Clancy (M.Eng, 2015)

Comparison of protein patterning techniques
Currently at Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse.

Huiyan Li (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015)

Development of scalable and multiplexed affinity binder screening technologies
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria, UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre

Gerson Aguire (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015)

Intestinal-Tract-On-Chip modular platform. 
Currently at Zepto Life Technologies

NAIMISH SARDESAI (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2014)

Discovery of blood-based cancer biomarkers for early diagnosis by combining Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Spectrometry and Antibody Colocalization Microarray
Currently a research scholar at the Food and Drug Administration

huiyan li (phd, 2014)

Novel antibody microarray technologies for multiplex protein analysis in complex samples
Currently a postdoctoral fellow at DJGroup

amir sanati nezhad (postdoctoral fellow, 2014)

Development of microdevices for isolation and detection of cancer cells
Currently an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary

GRANT ONGO (M.ENG, 2014)

Rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria using a silver enhancement sandwich assay
Currently a PhD candidate at DJGroup

ROOZBEH SAFAVIEH (PHD, 2014)

Microfluidic capillary systems for microarraying and diagnostic applications
Currently CEO and Founder of Sensoreal, Inc. 

KATE TURNER (M.ENG, 2013)

Design and development of a high-throughput device to rapidly array Drosophila melanogaster embryos
Currently a Teacher at Global Prodigy Academy

mohsen akbari (postdoctoral fellow, 2013)

Development of microfluidic systems for tissue engineering and rapid detection of bacteria, as well as cooling schemes for high speed and high power microelectronics
Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria

ahmet turkdogan (m.eng, 2013)

Assessment of optimization and validation of the antibody colocalization microarray
Currently a Field Engineer at Schlumberger

XUN MAO (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2011)

Thread-based, cost-effective portable clinical diagnosis device for point-of-care and in-field applications

SETAREH GHORBANIAN-MASSHADI (MSC, 2011)

Microfluidic probe for direct write of soft cell scaffolds
Currently a PhD candidate in the University of Toronto Department of Medical Biophysics

WEN LUO (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2010)

Developing and optimizing the antibody colocalization microarray for cancer profiling

emmanuel moreau (Postdoctoral fellow, 2009)

Developing and optimizing the antibody colocalization microarray for cancer profiling
Currently R&D Project Leader at In Vitro Diagnostics

NIKOLA PEKAS (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2009) 

Development of robust and highly integrated flow-control components for autonomous, massively parallel microfluidic devices
Currently Research Officer at National Research Council Canada

CECILE PERRAULT (POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, 2009) 

Neurite guidance and axonal regeneration in artificial microenvironments
Currently Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield