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.

  • June 2015: Marco, Maria, and Luigi joined the group as a part of an exchange program with Italy during this summer.
  • June 2015: Jinke successfully defends his PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Xu!!!
  • May 2015: Marta received her tenure! Congratulations Prof. Cerruti!!!
  • April 2015: Maryam successfully defends her PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Tavafoghi!!!
  • March 2015: Marta presented a talk on the subject of “Women in science and engineering” at the National Congress of Italo-Canadians in the occasion of International Women’s day.

We have two job openings:

1) A post-doctoral fellow who will work on a project in collaboration with Prof. Tamimi (McGill, Dentistry), and 3DRPD, with the aim of improving the bond between metallic and plastic parts in removable dentures. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or Materials Science/Engineering, and a strong background in polymer chemistry and/or surface modification. Please send your CV and cover letter to marta.cerruti@mcgill.ca

2) A PhD student who will work on a project in collaboration with Prof. Sophie Lerouge (CHUM), aimed at forming fast-gelling and mucoadhesive gels for cardiac applications. The student will be in charge of making the gels and studying their interactions with cells and tissues. The successful candidate will have a Master in Chemistry, Materials Science/Engineering, or Biochemistry. A background in gel preparation or natural polymer chemistry will be a plus. Exceptional candidates with Bachelor degrees only, interested in going directly in PhD or Master-fast transfer to PhD will be considered too. Please send your CV and cover letter to marta.cerruti@mcgill.ca, along with a copy of your transcripts and English proficiency if English is not your first language.


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