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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.

Scientific Advisory Board


Knut Woltjen, PhD
SAB member

Knut Woltjen, PhD

Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) Kyoto University

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Nathan Hillson, PhD
SAB member

Nathan Hillson, PhD

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint BioEnergy Institute

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Claudia Vickers, PhD
SAB member

Claudia Vickers, PhD

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

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Investigators


Vincent Martin, PhD
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

Dr. Martin's profile
Nawwaf Kharma, PhD, PEng
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

Dr. Kharma's profile
Christopher Brett, PhD

Christopher Brett, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy & Cellular Imaging

Dr. Brett's profile
Brandiff Caron, PhD

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

Dr. Caron's profile
Tagny Duff, PhD

Tagny Duff, PhD

Associate Professor

Communication Studies, Concordia University

Research Focus: Communication

Dr. Duff's profile
Michael Ellison, PhD

Michael Ellison, PhD

Professor

Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta

Research Focus: Modular biological circuits

Dr. Ellison's profile
Michael Hallett, PhD

Michael Hallett, PhD

Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Research Focus: Computational biology

Dr. Hallett's profile
Robert Holt, PhD

Robert Holt, PhD

Associate Professor

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

Research Focus: Synthetic immunology

Dr. Holt's profile
Aashiq Kachroo, PhD

Aashiq Kachroo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Dr. Kachroo's profile
Mads Kaern, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Perreault, PhD

Professor

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier

Research Focus: RNZ/XNA

Dr. Perreault's profile
Alisa Piekny, PhD

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

Laurent Potvin-Trottier, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, Concordia University

Dr. Potvin-Trottier's profile
Guy Rouleau, PhD

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.

David Secko, PhD, M.J.

Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Journalism, Concordia University

Research Focus: Communication

Dr. Secko's profile
Steve Shih, PhD

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

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

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

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