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: TBD

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

 

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

AYO OLANREWAJU

From: Sagamu, Nigeria
Background: Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Education: MSc and BSc from University of Alberta
Project: Point of care capillaric devices for bacterial detection

Email: ayo.olanrewaju@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

 
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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

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

 

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: Soft neural probes

Email: edward.n.zhang@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Frédéric Normandeau

From: Montréal, Québec
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: B.Eng. from McGill University
Project: Optimizing immunoassay technologies for biomarker discovery

Email:
frederic.normandeau@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

 

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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PHILIP ZIMNY

From: Mississauga, Canada
Background: Quantitative Biology and Nanofluidics
Education: BSc from McGill University
Project: Droplet microfluidics for compartmentalized cell lysis and single cell mapping

Email: philip.zimny@mail.mcgill.ca

 
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Sa Xiao

From: Montréal, Canada
Background: Electrical Engineering
Education: B.Eng from McGill University
Project: Intestinal-Tract-On-Chip modular platform

Email: sa.xiao@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

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Chris Corkery

Joint Research Associate and Project Engineer at Sensoreal

From: Winnipeg, Canada
Background: Chemistry/Materials Science
Education: PhD from Australian National University, MSc from University of Manitoba
Work Experience: Academic and Industrial Fellowships at McGill, Western, Tandem Launch
Project: Chief Project Engineer at Sensoreal Inc.

Email: chris.corkery@sensoreal.com

 

PAMMY LO

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

Email: pammy.lo@mcgill.ca

Kate Turner

From: Brampton, Canada
Background: Chemical Engineering
Education: M.Eng from from McGill University, BSc from Queen's University
Position: Interim Lab Manager
Project: Point of care devices for circulating tumour cell enrichment 

Email: katharine.turner@mcgill.ca


visiting members

Jasper Nooten

From: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Background: Biomedical Engineering
Education: BSc from Eindhoven University of Technology
Project: Optimization of capillary microfluidic platforms for immunoassays

Email: casperus.nooten@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Yoshimitsu yanagawa

From: Tokyo, Japan
Background: Electrical Engineering
Education: PhD, M.Eng, and B.Eng from the University of Tokyo
Project: Development of  sample preparation system for DNA sequencer

Email: yoshimitsu.yanagawa@mcgill.ca


Undergraduates

Illias Hurley

From: Halifax, Canada
Background: Mechanical Engineering
Education: B.Eng. from McGill University
Project: Secretome imaging of tissue slices
Email: illias.hurley@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Adam prager

From: Ottawa, Canada
Background: Bioengineering
Education: B.Eng from McGill University
Project: Circulating tumour cell capture
Email: adam.prager@mail.mcgill.ca

Nila Wu

From: Ottawa, Canada
Background: Anatomy and Cell Biology
Education: BSc from McGill University
Project: Secretome imaging of tissue slices
Email: nila.wu@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Alper benardete

From: Istanbul, Turkey
Background: Anatomy and Cell Biology
Education: BSc from McGill University
Project: Development of nanoarrays for single exosome characterization
Emai: alper.benardete@mail.mcgill.ca

 


Alumni

JeffREY MUNZAR (PHD, 2017) 

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

Donald macnearney (msc, 2016) 

Sara Kheireddine (MSc, 2016) 

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

FLORIAN POSSEL (MSc, 2016)

Hydropneumatic capillaric circuits.

GINA ZHOU (PHD, 2015)

High sensitivity assay development, towards single molecule detection.

Karen Gambaro (Research Associate, 2015)

Circulating biomarker discovery for early diagnosis of breast cancer using the antibody colocalization microarray. 
Currently a Project Manager of the McGill-CIHR Drug Development Training Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

SEBASTIEN RICOULT (PHD, 2014)

Axonal migration and turning investigated through surface-bound digital nanodot gradients
Currently at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit 

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

 

 

Amir Foudeh (PostDoctoral Fellow, 2016)

Label-free biomarker discovery platform for early diagnosis of cancer and neurological diseases.
Currently a Post Doctoral 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