Anciens membres

Stephanie Fernandez

Stephanie Fernandez

Doctorate (PhD Thesis 2014-2022)

Thesis title: Design and applications of an in vitro perfusion system to investigate macroencapsulated pancreatic beta cell performance


Stephanie's project involved the development of a perfusable macroencapsulation device to improve the oxygenation of pancreatic islets for transplantation. This work incorporates experimental and computational techniques to propose a more robust platform for diabetes cell therapy.


Le projet de Stephanie portait sur le développement d'un dispositif de macroencapsulation perfusable pour améliorer l'oxygénation des îlots pancréatiques destinés à la transplantation. Ce travail intègre des techniques expérimentales et computationnelles afin de proposer une plateforme plus robuste pour la thérapie cellulaire du diabète.


Present Position | Poste actuel

Engineering Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity Advancement Manager, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Erdem Cakmak

Erdem Cakmak

Undergraduate Intern (2021/05 - 2022/04)

Erdem worked on cell-surface interactions modelling for EPC capture under dynamic conditions.


Erdem a travaillé sur la modélisation des interactions cellule-surface pour la capture des EPC dans des conditions dynamiques.


Present Position | Poste actuel

SURE student with Prof. Moraes, McGill University

Hanwen Wang

Hanwen Wang

Undergraduate Intern (2021/05 - 2022/04)

Hanwen worked the on characterization and optimization of tissue engineered vascular prosthesis.


Hanwen a travaillé sur la caractérisation et l'optimisation des prothèses vasculaires issues de l'ingénierie tissulaire.

Olivia Bowden

Olivia Bowden

Master of Engineering (M.Eng. thesis, 2018 - 2021)

Thesis title: Probing the adhesion mechanisms of mesenchymal stromal cells onto tissue culture treated flask and bag culture surfaces


Present Position | Poste actuel

Associate Scientist, Targa Biomedical, Montreal, Quebec

Raymond Tran

Raymond Tran

Doctorate (PhD Thesis 2015-2021)

Thesis title: Biomimetic mechanical control of pluripotent stem cell differentiation into pancreatic endocrine cells


Ray's research involved understanding and optimizing the differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into functional insulin-secreting beta cells with regards to different substrate properties, soluble signals and culture dimensionality.


Les recherches de Ray consistaient à comprendre et à optimiser la différenciation des cellules souches pluripotentes induites (iPSC) en cellules pancréatiques de type bêta en étudiant les effets de propriétés de surface, de signaux solubles et des dimensions des cultures.


Present Position | Poste actuel

Bioprocess Engineer, Mission Barns, Berkeley, California

Hassan El-Ghoul

Hassan El-Ghoul

Undergraduate Intern (2021/05 - 2021/08)

Hassan worked to measure diffusion parameters of various molecules of interest, such as insulin and cytokines, in alginate, which are imperative for the functioning of an artificial pancreas.


Hassan a travaillé à la mesure des paramètres de diffusion de diverses molécules d'intérêt, telles que l'insuline et les cytokines, dans l'alginate, qui sont impératives pour le fonctionnement d'un pancréas artificiel.


Present Position | Poste actuel

Process Engineer, HATCH

Georges Chaoui

Georges Chaoui

Undergraduate Intern (2021/05 - 2021/08)

Georges was part of an industry collaboration project, which explores the surface modification of polymers for optimal cell adhesion, viability, and proliferation.


Georges a participé à un projet de collaboration avec l'industrie, qui explore les modifications de polymères dans le but d’une viabilité, prolifération et adhésion cellulaire optimale sur ces surfaces.

William Pang

William Pang

Undergraduate Intern (2019/05 - 2021/08)

Will is doing a Master's degree Epidemiology at Yale University after graduating as a bioengineering student (first cohort) at McGill University. In the SCBL, he worked on two projects: (1) using antibody-modified microcarriers to perform the selective capture of cells (supervised by Omar Bashth) and (2) developing an image analysis toolbox for pictures acquired with phase-contrast microscopy. He was also previously supervised by Gad Sabbatier and worked on understanding the mesenchymal stem cell-surface interaction in the context of stem cell therapy.


Present Position | Poste actuel

Masters Candidate, Epidemiology, Yale University