Welcome to the biointerface lab!

At the biointerface lab we strive to understand and control phenomena occurring at the interface between synthetic materials and biological molecules. We are especially focused on biomineralization, and one of our main goals is to develop "surface interactive scaffolds" for soft and hard tissue regeneration, with a functional surface designed to induce or inhibit mineralization depending on the desired application, as well as a specific cellular response. Our surface-centered approach brings us to develop materials for drug delivery, dental applications, and (non bio-related!) energy and the environment. Our work is performed in collaboration with researchers from McGill, Canada and abroad.

  • 16 March 2013:Elena wins the prestigious Goldman award for her work on periodontal regeneration
  • 18 December 2012:Marta's daughter Kora is born. Welcome little Kora :)
  • 04 December 2012: Maryam's paper on the importance of amino acid interactions in hydroxyapatite nucleation is accepted for publication on the Journal of the Royal Society: Interface. Congratulations Maryam!
  • 29 November 2012: Maryam gives an oral presentation at the 2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, MA
  • 1 November 2012: Isabel joins the group as a visiting scholar from Italy!

Job openings

I am not looking for graduate students and post-docs now. I may have some openings for Fall 2013, depending on funding. For undergraduate students: I will post some openings for the summer under the SURE and CSACS programs.



Upcoming conferences of interest: