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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


The 2020 Biomedical Engineering Annual Report: A Detailed Summary of our Achievements


We are pleased to share the 2020 Annual Report for the Department of Biomedical Engineering which strives to summarize with a few highlights, numbers, and exhibits the extraordinary accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students. In the year marked by COVID-19,
our achievements in research, teaching, and service are all the more remarkable. Read more.

Innovation & Translation: New McGill BME Webpage


An important mission for McGill BME is innovation for better health outcomes. Our revamped Innovation & Translation webpage highlights the innovation process, translational training programs and courses, clinical and industry partnerships, and startups and spin-offs at our Department. Read more.



BBME Symposium 2021: Recap of the Virtual Conference Hosted by the BBME Student Society Council


On May 5-6, the BBME Student Council (pictured above) hosted the 2021 Biological and Biomedical Engineering Symposium, a bi-annual event which provides students an opportunity to showcase their work to peers, faculty, and invited guests. With a robust lineup of speakers, panelists, and presenters, the event is also an opportunity for students to learn about the different research fields under the biological and biomedical engineering umbrella. We asked Michelle Tran, BBMESS Council President (pictured top-left), a few questions about the hard work that went into planning the symposium, and we also gathered thoughts from the student Poster and Oral Presentations winners. Read more.


Wishing everyone an enjoyable Summer :)



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Student Profile: Emilie Palisaitis, M.Eng '19 (BBME), McGill Medical Student


Emilie Palisaitis is a graduate of the Master's program in Biological & Biomedical Engineering (BBME), supervised by Prof. Ahmad Haidar. Following her graduate studies, Emilie was accepted to Medical School at McGill, receiving the Anjna & Jogindar Majhail Scholarship as an outstanding student entering first year Medicine who demonstrates academic excellence. We asked Emilie a few questions about her student experience, her hopes for the future, and what makes McGill special: Read More.


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A sweet solution to hard brain implants: Study Led by Prof. David Juncker uses sugar to make and deliver pudding-like brain implants that reduce foreign body response


Brain implants are used to treat neurological dysfunction, and their use for enhancing cognitive abilities is a promising field of research. However, traditional implants are much more rigid than brain tissue, which has a softness comparable to pudding. Stress between the implant and the tissue signals the body to treat the implant as a foreign object, creating inflammation and scar tissue around the implant that reduces their effectiveness. A team of researchers from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and McGill’s Department of Biomedical Engineering found a solution using silicone and sugar to make the softest brain implant to date. Read more.

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