Thank you for visiting! I am dedicated to the development of next generation bioengineers to work at the forefront of regenerative medicine. I take the professional development of the personnel in my laboratory very seriously and do everything I can to ensure successful career paths. My laboratory aims to create advanced biomaterials and devices for therapeutics through a highly multidisciplinary approach.
Novel drug delivery and release systems
Nano- and micro-devices for diagnosis and elucidating biology
Advanced biomaterials and tissue engineering
Stem Cells: from biology, to engineering, to therapy
We were recently featured in an article in partnership with the Nature Publishing group. The article highlights the importance of our focus solving important biomedical problems that can be effectively translated into effective solutions. It is still amazing what nature can teach us!
One late evening in a coffee shop near McGill University, Jeff Karp overheard two students talking about drug delivery and tissue engineering. Jeff, an undergrad, listened closely as the students discussed two graduate level courses. At the time Jeff was questioning his major. He had switched from biology to chemical engineering but found himself bored in class; uninterested in the details of how refrigerators work. That night at the coffee shop Jeff learned about two classes that he became desperate to take: one on artificial organs and engineering and the other on cells and biotechnology. To enroll he would need to take no less than 5 prerequisite physiology classes. Undeterred, Jeff added a year to his undergrad studies and switched majors yet again, this time to biomedical engineering. He had finally found the right balance between medicine and engineering. Jeff says a “degree in engineering is a degree in problem-solving” and that he uses the skills he learned in undergrad every day. Read More…