Our Research Members
Full Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry; Department of Biochemistry; Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
Our primary focus is in single molecule biophysics and specifically the interaction between biomolecules, including membrane receptors. Our primary research tools are single molecule microscopies (confocal / TIRF / atomic force) coupled with high-resolution infrared and fluorescence spectroscopies. We are motivated by a keen interest in the functional integration of these techniques to enable single molecule imaging in live cells. Our past efforts have included direct imaging of isolated insulin receptors in model membranes, single molecule force spectroscopy of insulin self-association, and mapping of glucacon fibril formation, and characterization of insulin crystallization by atomic force microscopy.
Associate Scientist and Associate Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Staff Endocrinologist, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, St. Michael’s Hospital
Adjunct Scientist, Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital
My research interests lie in the role of patient and clinician behaviour change in knowledge translation. I am particularly interested in the development of innovative strategies for continuing professional development and patient education in chronic disease management, specifically diabetes care. My projects include the role of interactive self-management websites, order sets, computer-based simulators and interprofessional workshops on knowledge, behavior change, clinical and psychological outcomes. My additional research specialties include endocrinology and medical education.
Assistant Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Staff Physician, Division of Nephrology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute