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Synthetic biology represents the convergence of multiple disciplines, including molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science.

 

Towards fostering this multidisciplinary field, CASB has assembled a team of researchers with a broad spectrum of expertise.

Investigators


Co-Director

Vincent Martin, PhD

Professor and Concordia University Research Chair

Department of Biology and Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics, Concordia University

Research Focus: Enzyme/pathway/cell engineering; Natural products/small molecules

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Co-Director

Nawwaf Kharma, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Concordia University

Research Focus: Modelling/simulation/design; Logic devices and cellular control

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Christopher Brett, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy & Cellular Imaging

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Brandiff Caron, PhD

Assistant Professor

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University

Associate Chair, Centre for Engineering in Society

Research Focus: Social impacts of technology

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Tagny Duff, PhD

Associate Professor

Communication Studies, Concordia University

Research Focus: Communication

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Michael Ellison, PhD

Professor

Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta

Research Focus: Modular biological circuits

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Michael Hallett, PhD

Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Research Focus: Computational biology

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Robert Holt, PhD

Associate Professor

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

Research Focus: Synthetic immunology

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Aashiq Kachroo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

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Mads Kaern, PhD

Assistant Professor

Cellular & Molecular Medicine; Physics, University of Ottawa

Canada Research Chair in Systems Biology, Ottawa Institute for Systems Biology

Research Focus: Function and dynamics of gene regulatory networks 

 

Dr. Kaern's lab

Mojtaba Kahrizi, PhD

Professor

Department of Electical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University

Research Focus: Lab on a Chip

Dr. Kahrizi's profile

David Kwan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Research Focus: Enzyme/pathway/cell engineering; Natural products/small molecules

Dr. Kwan's profile

Radhakrishnan Mahadevan, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Research Focus: Modelling/simulation/design

Dr. Mahadevan's lab

Muthukumaran Packirisamy, PhD

Professor

Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design & Innovation, Concordia University

Research Focus: Lab on a Chip

Dr. Packirisamy's profile

Jonathan Perreault, PhD

Professor

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier

Research Focus: RNZ/XNA

Dr. Perreault's profile

Alisa Piekny, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy & Cellular Imaging 

Dr. Piekny's profile

Laurent Potvin-Trottier, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Dr. Potvin-Trottier's profile

Guy Rouleau, PhD

Tenured Professor

Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Research Focus: Genetic basis for diseases

Dr. Rouleau's profile

David Secko, PhD, M.J.

Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Journalism, Concordia University

Research Focus: Communication

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Steve Shih, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University

Research Focus: Lab on a Chip

Dr. Shih's profile

Adrian Tsang, PhD

Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Director, Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics

Research Focus: Natural products/small molecules

Dr. Tsang's profile

Malcolm Whiteway, PhD

Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics

Research Focus: Enzyme/pathway/cell engineering

Dr. Whiteway's profile

Coordinators


Smita Amarnath

Genome Foundry Platform Coordinator

Department of Biology,
Concordia University

Genome Foundry

Nicholas Gold

Genome Foundry Platform Coordinator

Department of Biology,
Concordia University

Genome Foundry

Audrey Morin

Project Manager

Department of Biology,
Concordia University

Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology
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