Facility Director

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Boris Hinz

University of Toronto Distinguished Professor in Tissue Repair and Regeneration
Keenan Chair in Fibrosis Research, St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto

see hinzlab.com

Facility Coordinator

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Dhaarmini Rajshankar

  • Microscopic analysis of cell-matrix adhesion dynamics using ICC/IHC, Live cell imaging with Brightfield, widefield, confocal, and STED microscopy.

  • Histological assessments of demineralized hard tissue and soft tissue samples.

Facility Advisors

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Karina Carneiro 

Assistant Professor

 

  • DNA-based biomaterials and scaffolds

  • Hard tissue regeneration

  • Protein self-assembly

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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

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Jian Wang

Research Associate

Mechanical testing of materials

and image analysis of SEM

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Aiman Ali

Histology lab coordinator

Histology service for mineralized and demineralized tissue,

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Sophia Huang

Graduate student

AFM expertise

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Maya Ezzo

Graduate student

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

Alumni Team Members

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Denise Eymael

Laboratory Technician

 

Histology service for mineralized and demineralized tissue,

SEM and µCT

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João Firmino

Image Analysis Director

 

Image processing/analysis, data visualization and scripting

 Live-cell imaging microscopy 

Drosophila, Zebrafish, Chicken and cell culture expertise

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

Bearded all year long

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Nancy Valiquette

Laboratory Technician

 

Histology service for mineralized and demineralized tissue,

SEM and µCT

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Shahrez Waseem

Marketing Specialist

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Maria Lin

Lab  Marketing Specialist