David Juncker

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David Juncker

Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Email: david.juncker@mcgill.ca
Phone: (514) 398-7676

740 Dr Penfield Ave, Room 6206
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3A 0G1


From: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Education: Diploma (European Master equivalent, 1995) and PhD (2002) from the Institute of Microtechnology (now part of EPFL) of the University of Neuchâtel. 

Work Experience: Visiting Scientist at the National Metrology Institute of Japan, research positions at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH).

Biography: David stayed as a visiting scientist at the National Metrology Institute of Japan in Tsukuba from 1997-1998. He conducted his PhD research at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory from 1999-2002. He then pursued his studies as a Post-doc first at IBM Zurich until 2004, and then one year at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH).David started as an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department of McGill University in 2005, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2011, and became a full professor in 2016. As of early 2018, David serves as departmental chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at McGill University.

David’s current interests are in the miniaturization and integration in biology and medicine, which includes the engineering and utilization of novel micro and nanotechnologies for manipulating, stimulating and studying oligonucleotides, proteins, cells, and tissues. The emerging field of nanobiotechnology, in a broad sense, is the most exciting to David, and is also key to tackle some of the major challenges in biology and medicine, for example identifying novel biomarkers for early disease diagnosis and developing low-cost point-of-care diagnostics.

Research Interests

The future of biological and biomedical research is small in scale, but immense in impact. We believe in the power of human creativity and ingenuity to advance our understanding of human health and to cure disease, and aspire to develop ground-breaking, transformative micro and nanobioengineering technologies for bioanalysis, precision medicine, tissue engineering and organ-on-a-chip. Our research is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, conducted by a team of research associatespost-doctoral fellowsgraduate and undergraduate students from all areas of science and engineering.

Recent Publications

  • Shafique, H, Karamzadeh, V, Kim, G, Shen, ML, Morocz, Y, Sohrabi-Kashani, A et al.. High-resolution low-cost LCD 3D printing for microfluidics and organ-on-a-chip devices. Lab Chip. 2024;24 (10):2774-2790. doi: 10.1039/d3lc01125a. PubMed PMID:38682609 .
  • Liu, Y, Li, L, Li, X, Cherif, H, Jiang, S, Ghezelbash, F et al.. Viscoelastic hydrogels regulate adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells for nucleus pulposus regeneration. Acta Biomater. 2024;180 :244-261. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2024.04.017. PubMed PMID:38615812 .
  • Alexandre, L, Shen, ML, de Araujo, LOF, Renault, J, DeCorwin-Martin, P, Martel, R et al.. Effect of Sample Preprocessing and Size-Based Extraction Methods on the Physical and Molecular Profiles of Extracellular Vesicles. ACS Sens. 2024;9 (3):1239-1251. doi: 10.1021/acssensors.3c02070. PubMed PMID:38436286 PubMed Central PMC10964911.
  • Welsh, JA, Goberdhan, DCI, O'Driscoll, L, Buzas, EI, Blenkiron, C, Bussolati, B et al.. Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles (MISEV2023): From basic to advanced approaches. J Extracell Vesicles. 2024;13 (2):e12404. doi: 10.1002/jev2.12404. PubMed PMID:38326288 PubMed Central PMC10850029.
  • Karamzadeh, V, Shen, ML, Ravanbakhsh, H, Sohrabi-Kashani, A, Okhovatian, S, Savoji, H et al.. High-Resolution Additive Manufacturing of a Biodegradable Elastomer with A Low-Cost LCD 3D Printer. Adv Healthc Mater. 2024;13 (9):e2303708. doi: 10.1002/adhm.202303708. PubMed PMID:37990819 .
  • Karamzadeh, V, Sohrabi-Kashani, A, Shen, M, Juncker, D. Digital Manufacturing of Functional Ready-to-Use Microfluidic Systems. Adv Mater. 2023;35 (47):e2303867. doi: 10.1002/adma.202303867. PubMed PMID:37531202 .
  • Dagher, M, Ongo, G, Robichaud, N, Kong, J, Rho, W, Teahulos, I et al.. nELISA: A high-throughput, high-plex platform enables quantitative profiling of the secretome. bioRxiv. 2023; :. doi: 10.1101/2023.04.17.535914. PubMed PMID:37131604 PubMed Central PMC10153206.
  • Parandakh, A, Ymbern, O, Jogia, W, Renault, J, Ng, A, Juncker, D et al.. 3D-printed capillaric ELISA-on-a-chip with aliquoting. Lab Chip. 2023;23 (6):1547-1560. doi: 10.1039/d2lc00878e. PubMed PMID:36723136 .
  • Martel, R, Shen, ML, DeCorwin-Martin, P, de Araujo, LOF, Juncker, D. Extracellular Vesicle Antibody Microarray for Multiplexed Inner and Outer Protein Analysis. ACS Sens. 2022;7 (12):3817-3828. doi: 10.1021/acssensors.2c01750. PubMed PMID:36515500 PubMed Central PMC9791990.
  • Jin, Z, Ng, A, Maurice, CF, Juncker, D. The Mini Colon Model: a benchtop multi-bioreactor system to investigate the gut microbiome. Gut Microbes. 2022;14 (1):2096993. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2022.2096993. PubMed PMID:35844189 PubMed Central PMC9291644.
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