Facility Director

Boris Hinz

Distinguished Professor

see hinzlab.com

Facility Coordinators

Dhaarmini Rajshankar, Lab Coordinator


Microscopic analysis of cell-matrix adhesion dynamics using ICC/IHC, Live cell imaging with

Brightfield, widefield, confocal and TIRF microscopy.

Histological assessments of demineralized hard tissue and soft tissue samples.

João Firmino, Image Analysis Director


Image processing/analysis, data visualisation and scripting

 Live cell imaging microscopy 

Drosophila, Zebrafish, Chicken and cell culture expertise

ImageJ, ilastik, Volocity, CellProfiler, QuPath, ZEN, RStudio


Bearded all year long

Facility Advisors

Karina Carneiro 

Assistant Professor


DNA-based biomaterials and scaffolds

Hard tissue regeneration

Protein self-assembly

Laurent Bozec

Associate Professor


Nanometrology and nanomechanics of collagen, cell-surface interactions and connective tissue disorders, including cancer. See bozec-lab.com

Facility Support Team

Nancy Valiquette

Laboratory Technician


Histology service for mineralized and demineralized tissue,

SEM and µCT

Jian Wang

Research Associate

Mechanical testing of materials

and image analysis of SEM

Denise Eymael

Graduate student

AFM Nanowizard 4

QI mode

AC mode

Force spectroscopy

Force modulation mode

JPK software data analysis

Sophia Huang

Graduate student

AFM expertise

Maya Ezzo

Graduate student

Live cell imaging, calcium imaging, Particle image velocimetry (PIV), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Traction Force Microscopy (TFM)

Faculty of Dentistry

University of Toronto

124 Edward Street

 4th floor


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