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A Message from the Chair, Prof. David Juncker


Dear Colleagues and BME friends, it is with delight and a touch of pride that I am prefacing our first departmental newsletter. The achievements and successes of our faculty and students merit a wider recognition. These stories and features will help shed light on the incredible diversity of members in our department, on their motivations and aspirations, and help us find out more about the persons who we regularly see and greet, but may not always know more about.

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AI & Machine Learning Arrives at McGill BME: Danilo Bzdok, New Faculty Profile


Prof. Danilo Bzdok has garnered plenty of attention since joining Biomedical Engineering as an Associate Professor in November 2019, including ample media coverage and launching a new course for Fall 2020: BMDE 520 Machine Learning for Biomedical Data. We sat down with Prof. Bzdok to learn more about his research and what attracted him to McGill BME. Read More.


Patterns of muscle activation and modulation of ankle intrinsic stiffness in different postural operating conditions P Amiri, RE Kearney Journal of Neurophysiology 123 (2), 743-754


Alumni Q&A: Pouya Amiri, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering


Pouya Amiri completed his Ph.D. in November 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Robert Kearney. Pouya was one of the last Ph.D. students at the Department of Biomedical Engineering to begin his studies before the launch of the Biological & Biomedical Engineering (BBME) program at McGill. We sat down with Pouya to learn about his journey in Biomedical Engineering, what brought him to McGill, and what’s next. Read more.



Alumni Q&A: Leiso Edwards, Gr. Cert. in Translational Biomedical Engineering


The Graduate Certificate in Translational Biomedical Engineering, launched in January 2018, is entering its third full academic year. This course-based program enables students to lead the commercialization of innovative medical technology. We sat down with a recent graduate to learn about her student experience. Read more.



Breaking into the MedTech Industry: the First Cohort of McGill and Ryerson Students Participate in the MedTech Talent Accelerator


In Summer 2019, the MedTech Talent Accelerator was established as an innovative training program to help fill a talent gap in Canada’s medical technology industry. This past Summer, the first cohort of 16 graduate students from McGill and Ryerson University completed an industry-focused online course, and embarked on their first MedTech industry internships. Read more.



Rob Kearney honoured with university-wide award for graduate supervision and teaching


Prof. Robert Kearney is the 2020 recipient of McGill’s David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision and Teaching. The award acknowledges outstanding contributions to promoting graduate student excellence through supervision and teaching by a faculty member who has been supervising for 10 years or more. Prof. Kearney founded the Department and served as Chair from 1989 to 2005 and then as Interim Chair from 2013 to 2015. Read more.


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Maryam Tabrizian receives Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine, and joins the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences as a new Fellow


Prof. Maryam Tabrizian is one of 13 new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) recipients at McGill, awarded by CIHR in Spring 2020. Tier 1 Chairs are for outstanding researchers, acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their field. Read more.

Prof. Tabrizian is also one of 77 new Fellows elected into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), including 10 from McGill. One of the most prestigious honours in the Canadian health sciences community, election to the CAHS recognizes individuals for their leadership in and commitment to their field of expertise. Read More.



nplex-McGill partnership selected by CQDM for a $1M grant to apply next-generation ELISA in drug discovery


nplex Biosciences, a startup founded by Prof. David Juncker and his former PhD student, Dr. Milad Dagher (the CEO), has received a $1,000,000 grant for one year through the CQDM Quantum Leap program. The grant will help further develop a highly-scalable protein detection method termed the “nELISA”. Contributing to the CQDM grant are GlaxoSmithKline, nplex biosciences, McGill University’s Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives initiative, and the Québec Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation. Read more.



BME's "Rapid Response" to


The coronavirus pandemic has affected daily life for communities across the world, and McGill BME is no exception. McGill has responded by providing continuous guidance and resources to staff and students, and McGill BME responded to the pandemic by participating in public outreach and advocacy, and launching COVID-19 related research projects. Read more.

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