David Juncker Ph.D.
Dr. David Juncker is a Professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. He completed a degree in Electronics-Physics at the University of Neuchâtel in 1996. He was awarded a fellowship from the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences for a one year stay at the National Metrology Institute of Japan as a visiting scientist. He returned back to Switzerland to complete his PhD studies in microfluidics and nanotechnology at IBM Zurich Research Lab for which he was awarded a PhD by the University of Neuchâtel. He completed his post-doctoral research at IBM and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 2005, he joined McGill University as assistant professor and moved to the McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre in 2008. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nanobioengineering.
His current research interest is the exploration of miniaturization and integration in biology and medicine, which includes the conception, engineering and utilization of novel micro and nanotechnologies for manipulating, stimulating and studying oligonucleotides, proteins, cells, and tissues. His research foci comprise the development of novel scalable antibody microarrays for protein profiling and their use for biomarker discovery and early diagnosis of disease such as cancer; self-powered lab-on-a-chip for diagnostics at the point-of-care and low-cost thread-based devices for use in global health applications; microfluidic probes tissue perfusion and single cell manipulation; and nanogradients for studying cell navigation. His research is highly collaborative, and his lab is highly interdisciplinary with undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and staff from all areas of Science and Engineering.See our webpage for current projects