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  • Dr. John Frampton, Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair


Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering; Cross-appointment, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology



Research Interests:

Biomaterial Assembly, Epithelial Tissue Engineering, Microfluidic Cell Culture, Multiplex Cell and Molecular Analyses, Neural Tissue Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Polymers, Phase Separation

My lab works at the intersection of materials science, cell biology and clinical research to design next-generation technologies for: (1) understanding fundamental cellular and molecular processes; (2) understanding disease mechanisms and improving diagnosis; and (3) developing cell-based and biomaterial-based interventions and technologies. The tools we develop are applied to understanding the physiology of the lung, nervous system and a variety of other organ systems, as well as for treatment of traumatic injuries to the soft tissues of the body.

What brought you to your current institution? I was recruited to Dalhousie to build an interdisciplinary research program investigating cell-material interactions.

Hometown: Highland, NY, USA

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Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. John Frampton is an Associate Member. In addition to Co-Supervising Biomedical Engineering MASc student Nicky Tam with Dr. Graham Dellaire, he has served on a number of BHCRI Scientific Review Committees.

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