Research in my lab is strongly applied. I have a wet-lab, where we are using engineering techniques to understand cell mechanics, and how airway smooth muscle contracts and becomes dangerous in asthma, and we collaborate with researchers across the country.

I also have a dry lab group, which works with researchers at Sick Kids Toronto, measuring and modelling lung function in children with wheeze and asthma, and with Robarts Institute at Western using advanced MRI and modelling approaches. I also work with industry partners to develop new medical devices for measurement of lung health.

I am currently recruiting students from physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and biological sciences at the PhD and MASc level.  Interest and background in modelling, molecular or cellular biology, and electrical or mechanical design are useful. Please send applications by email to me at