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Research Team Members

   

Dr. Satya Prakash
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Artificial Cells and Organs Research Center

Member, Physiology, Experimental Medicine, Experimental Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
3775 University Street
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B4, Canada
Tel: 1-514-398-3676; Fax: 1-514-398-7461
E-mail: satya.prakash AT mcgill.ca

Active Members:

 

Imen Kahouli
Ph. D Student (2010-present)
Project: Investigating the role of probiotics in colon cancer
E-mail:
imen.kahouli AT mail.mcgill.ca
Meenakshi Malhotra
Post Doctoral Fellow (2015-present)
Project:  Targeted siRNA delivery in neurodegenerative diseases.
E-mail:
meenakshi.malhotra
AT mail.mcgill.ca
Susan Westfall
Ph. D Student (2015-present)
Project: Deciphering the fundamental role of probiotics and prebiotics in metabolic syndrome and neurodegeneration
E-mail:
susan.westfall AT mail.mcgill.ca
Nikita Lomis
Ph. D Student (2015-present)
Project: Design of novel therapeutic drug delivery vehicles for use in cardiovascular diseases
E-mail:
nikita.lomis AT mail.mcgill.ca
Leila Farahdel
Master's Student (2015-present)
Project: Design of novel graphite delivery systems for anti-biotic resistant bacteria
E-mail:
leila.farahdel AT mail.mcgill.ca
Umar Iqbal
Master's Student (2015-present)
Project: Use of microencapsulated probiotic formulations in metabolic syndrome
E-mail:
umar.iqball AT mail.mcgill.ca
Francis Grafton
Project Student (2016-present)
E-mail:
francis.grafton AT mail.mcgill.ca
Andrea Mendoza
Research Intern (2016-present)
E-mail:
andrea.grafton AT mail.mcgill.ca
 

 

Alumni:

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau
Ph.D. Student (2009-2013)
Project: Formulation of a microencapsulated Ferulic Acid Esterase active probiotic bacteria for the treatment of Type II diabetes.
E-mail:
catherine.tomaro-duchesneau AT mail.mcgill.ca
Laetitia Rodes
Ph.D. Student (2009-2013)
Project: New therapy to treat Diabetes Mellitus with the use of probiotics.
E-mail:
laetitia.rodes AT mcgill.ca
Shyamali Saha
Ph.D. Student (2010-2013)
Project: The effect of probiotics on caries causing bacteria in simulated saliva.
E-mail:
shyamali.saha AT mail.mcgill.ca

Adrian Moores
Post Doc Fellow (2011-2012)
Project: Novel therapeutic approach for acute and chronic liver injury.

Erminia Di Pietro
Post Doc Fellow (2011-2012)
Project: Metabolic syndrome: probiotic research.

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Wei Shao
Ph.D. Student (2010-2014)

Project: Targeted chemotherapy drug delivery using nanoparticles
E-mail:
wei.shao2 AT mail.mcgill.ca

Arghya
Arghya Paul
Ph.D. Student (2008-2012)
Project: Designing a new vascular stent using polymeric membrane for gene therapy.
E-mail:
arghya.paul AT mail.mcgill.ca
Coussa
Michael Coussa-Charley
Masters Student (2009-2012)
Project: Novel application of feruloyl esterase producing lactobacillus in the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus.
E-mail:
michael.coussa-charley AT mail.mcgill.ca
Mark
Marc Fakhoury
Masters Student (2009-2012)
Project: Formulation of artificial microcapsules for crohn's disease application.
E-mail:
marc.fakhoury AT mail.mcgill.ca
Daniel Marinescu
Masters Student (2010-2012)
E-mail:
daniel.marinescu AT mail.mcgill.ca
Sana Abbasi
Masters Student (2010-2012)
Project: Therapeutic Applications of Novel Genipin-crosslinked HSA particles.
E-mail:
sana.abbasi AT mail.mcgill.ca
Afshan Khan
Masters Student (2010-2012)
Project: Preparation of microparticles for cardiovascular diseases.
E-mail:
afshan.khan AT mail.mcgill.ca
Raja Chemali
Masters Student (2010-2012)
Project: To design a new drug delivery technique targeting colon cancer using carbon nanotubes
E-mail:
raja.chemali AT mail.mcgill.ca
Christopher Jackson
Masters Student (2010-2012)
E-mail:
christopher.jackson AT mail.mcgill.ca
pAVAN
Pavan M.V. Raja
Post Doc. (2011-2012)
Project: Carbon Nanotube-Based Devices
E-mail:
rajamv AT yahoo.com
Hani
Hani Saleh Fadhl Al-Salami
Post Doc. (2010-2011)

Project: Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies (especially diabetes), drug targeted delivery, statistical analysis and probiotics formulations
E-mail:
hani.al-salami AT mcgill.ca
Chris

Christopher Martoni
Ph.D (2003-2009)
Project:Cholesterol lowering mechanism of microencapsulated bile salt hydrolytic lactic acid bacteria.

E-mail:
christopher.martoni AT mcgill.ca

Fatemeh

Fatemeh Afkhamizarreh (in collaboration with BRI, Montreal)
Ph.D (2004-2008)
Project: Continuous release of VEGF165b and interferon alpha (IFNa) from stably transfected encapsulated HEK293 cells for tumor suppression.
E-mail:
fatemeh.afkhamizarreh AT mcgill.ca

Maryam

Maryam Mirzaei
Ph.D (2004-2008)
Project: Cloning and production of erythropoietin and interleukin and their targeted delivery for therapy.
E-mail: maryam.mirzaei AT mcgill.ca

Dr. Hani Sinno
M.Eng. (2007-2009)
Project: Wound targeted drug delivery.
E-mail:
hani.sinno AT mail.mcgill.ca
Safaa Sebak
M.Eng. (2007-2009)
Project: Targeted drug delivery nanocapsules for breast cancer applications.
E-mail:
safaa.sebak AT mail.mcgill.ca
Razek Coussa
M.Eng. (2007-2009)
Project: Formulation of live encapsulated yeast cells for use in renal failure therapy.
E-mail:
razek.coussa AT mail.mcgill.ca
Arun
Arun Kulamarva
Ph.D (2005-2010)
Project: Carbon nanotube gene delivery devices for colon cancer therapy.
E-mail: arun.kulamarva AT mcgill.ca
Jasmine Bhathena
Ph.D. (2005-2009)
Project: Lipid lowering efficacy of microencapsulated lactobacilli: Implications for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
E-mail:
jasmine.bhathena AT mail.mcgill.ca
Aleksandra Malgorzata Urbanska
Ph.D. (2004-2009)
Project:Development of a yogurt formulation for the oral delivery of live Lactobacillus acidophilus cultures using artificial microcapsules.
E-mail:
aleksandra.urbanska AT mail.mcgill.ca

Dr. Misara Hamoudeh
Post Doctoral Fellow (2008)
Project: Novel biotechnological approaches for coronary artery disease therapy.
E-mail:
misara.hamoudeh AT mcgill.ca

Dr. Wei Ouyang
Post Doctoral Fellow (2003-2006)
Project:
Novel artificial cell microcapsule formulation: design, preparation and characterization.
E-mail:
wei.ouyang AT mail.mcgill.ca

Dr. Xiaohong Zhou
Post Doctoral Fellow (2005)
Project:
Nanoparticle preparation.
E-mail:
xiaohong.zhou AT mail.mcgill.ca

Hongmei Chen
Ph.D. (2002-2006)
Project:
A new alginate-chitosan based microcapsule formulation, its characterization, suitability for cell encapsulation and potential gastrointestinal applications.
E-mail:
hongmei.chen AT mail.mcgill.ca

Trisna Lim
M.Eng. (2004-2006)
Project: Development of microcapsules for adjunct therapy in kidney failure.
E-mail:
trisnawati.halim AT mail.mcgill.ca
Bisi Lawuyi 
M.Eng. (2004-2006)
Project:
Development of a microcapsule system for the sustained delivery of therapeutic proteins to the gastrointestinal tract using live cells.
E-mail:
bisi.lawuyi AT mail.mcgill.ca

Tasima Haque
M.Eng. (2003-2005)
Project: In vitro study of a novel microcapsule membrane combining alginate, chitosan, poly-l-lysine and poly-ethylene glycol to encapsulate live hepatocytes as an alternative to tranplantation for treating liver failure
E-mail:
tasima.haque AT mcgill.ca
Terrence Metz
M. Eng. (2002-2004)
Project: Specific Polymer Microcapsules for Targeted Oral Drug Delivery in Crohn's Disease  
E-mail:
terrence.metz AT mail.mcgill.ca

Mitchell Jones
M.Eng. (2001-2003)
Project: Microencapsulated Genetically Engineered Lactobacillus Plantarum 80(pCBH1) for Bile Acid Deconjugation and its Implication in Lowering Cholesterol
E-mail:
mitchell.jones AT mail.mcgill.ca
   

 

 

Past Interns:

Ranvir Chaudhri
Summer Student (2009)
Project: Conjugation of anti-cancer drugs to carbon nanotubes.
E-mail: ranvir.chaudhri AT mail.mcgill.ca

Ciaran Lane
Summer Student (2009)
Project: Targeted delivery of novel chemotherpeutic agent via carbon nanotube transporter.
E-mail: ciaran.lane AT mail.mcgill.ca

Maliha Kazmi
Bachelors Student, McGill University
E-mail: maliha.kazmi AT mail.mcgill.ca
Yin Ge
Pre-Med Student, McGill University
E-mail: yin_ge AT hotmail.com
Justin Philip
Bachelors Student, McGill University
E-mail: jphilip3 AT gmail.com
Mehrnoush Shafiei
Bachelors Student, McGill University
E-mail: mshafiei84 AT hotmail.com
Maria Hanna
Bachelors Student, McGill University
E-mail: maria_hanna AT hotmail.com
Danhee Kim
Bachelors Student, McGill University
E-mail: danhee.kim AT mail.mcgill.ca
Leonard Bienenstock
Bachelors Student, McGill University
E-mail: leonard.bienenstock AT mail.mcgill.ca

Hahn Soe-Lin
Summer Student (2003-2004)
E-mail: hsoeli AT po-box.mcgill.ca

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