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Jose M. Moran-Mirabal

Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nanostructured Materials
Education

B.Sc. 1999, Engineering Physics, ITESM (Monterrey, NL, Mexico)
M.Sc. 2001, Biotechnology, ITESM (Monterrey, NL, Mexico)
Ph.D. 2007, Applied Physics, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA)

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M1
Office: 233 ABB
Ph: (905) 525-9140 x24507
Email:
mirabj@mcmaster.ca
Curriculum Vitae


Post-Doctoral Fellows
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Dr. Sokunthearath (Kevin) Saem


Email:
saems@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Development of Nanostructured Lipid-based Biosensors

Publications: Google Scholar
PhD Students
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Xiuping Ding


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry
Email:
dinx12@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Fabrication of Stretchable Solar Cells
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Mouhanad Babi


Ph.D. Candidate Chemical Biology
Student Councillor, Microscopical Society of Canada
Email:
babim2@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Investigation of Cellulose Nanostructure through Super-Resolution Microscopy

Awards: Best Poster Award, 3rd BSC Meeting; 2017 BPS Travel Award, 2017 NSERC CGS-D Recipient, 2016 NSERC CGS-M Recipient
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Sara Makaremi


Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Bulletin Editor, Microscopical Society of Canada
Email:
makares@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Single Molecule Tracking of Macrophage Membrane Receptors

Awards: Registration Award, 10th LFD Workshop on Advanced Fluorescence Imaging and Analysis; 2016 CFDM Travel Award.
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Markus Rose


Ph.D. Candidate, Physics
Email:
rosemm2@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Single Molecule Tracking of Cellulase Action


Elnur Shayhidin


Ph.D. Student, Medical Sciences
Email:
shayhide@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Evaluation of the impact of ageing on macrophage function.




MSc Students

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Eduardo González Martínez


M.Sc., Chemistry
Email:
gonzae3@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: New electrochemical platforms
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Adnan Murad Bhayo

M.Sc. Candidate, Chemistry
Email:
bhayoa@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Development of 3D printing bioinks
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Taylor Stimpson


M.A.Sc. Candidate, Chemical Engineering
Email:
stimpstc@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Structural and mechanical properties of cell wall mimic nanobiocomposite films.
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Yue Su


M.Sc. Candidate, Chemistry
Email:
suy68@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Grafted Pulp

Undergraduate Students
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Nadine Beganovic


Chemical Biology
Email:
beganovn@mcmaster.ca
Research Project: 3D printing of cellulose composites.
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Manjot Grewal


Chemical Biology
Email:
grewam15@mcmaster.ca
Research Project: Porous cellulose microparticles.
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Christine Cerson


Life Sciences
Email:
christine.cerson@rogers.com
Research Project: Fluorescence labeling of macrophages

MMRG Alumni

Ayodele Fatona


Ph.D. Chemistry
Thesis: “Tuning the Interfacial Properties of Cellulose and Silicones through Triazinyl and Thioacetal Chemistry”
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, McMaster University

Sokunthearath (Kevin) Saem


Ph.D. Chemistry
Thesis: “Low Cost Bench-Top Microfabrication of Nano/Microstructured Electrodes for Electrochemical Biosensing”
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, McMaster University

Yujie Zhu


Ph.D. Chemistry
Thesis: “Micro/Nanostructured Surfaces through Thin Film Stencil Lift-Off: Applications to Patterning and Sensing”
Current Position: Research Scientist, Xerox

Petr Nalivaika


MSc. Chemistry
Thesis:
"Structured Conductive Probes for Mass Spectrometry"
Current Position: PhD Student, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Christal Zhou


MSc. Chemical Biology
Thesis:
"Self-Crosslinking p(APM-co-AA) Microstructured Films and Nanofibers as Biomimetic Cell Scaffolds"
Current Position: Medical School, McMaster University, Canada

Urooj Gill


MSc. Chemical Biology
Thesis:
"Surface Structuring and Applications of Cellulose Nanocrystal Films"
Current Position: Technology Transfer Associate, Piramal Healthcare (Canada) Ltd.

Jonathan West


M.Sc. Chemistry
Thesis: “Scanning Transmission X-Ray and Fluorescence Microscopy of Lipid Bilayers”
Current Position: Medical School Dublin, Ireland

Saeid Rahimi-Razin


M.Sc. Chemistry
Thesis: “Synthesis of Functionalized [2.2]Paracyclophane Precursors for Functional Poly(para-xylylene) Thin Film Deposition”
Current Position: Graduate Student, Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory, University of Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate Researchers
Thesis:
Helen Chen, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2018-2019: Development of a paper-based platform using trazinyl chemistry
Iflah Shahid, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2018-2019: Polymer grafting onto cellulose for wet strength applications
Shanu Xavier, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2018-2019: Application of triazinyl chemistry for cellulose functionalization
Osama Shahid, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2018-2019: Optimization of Membrane-based Electrochemical Biosensors
Tyler Or, Integrated Science
Thesis Research Project 2017-2018: Application of cellulose-based aerogel thin films
Drew Hansen, Biochemistry
Thesis Research Project 2016-2017: Microfluidic Formation of Alginate-CNC Microparticles
Angelico Obille, Integrated Science
Thesis Research Project 2016-2017: Surface Modification of Cellulosic Materials for Functionalization through Thiol-ene Click Chemistry
Samuel Laskey, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2016-2017: Assessment of the Impact of Expansins and Swollenins on Cellulose Depolymerization
Daniel Levin, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2016-2017: Microfluidic Assay for Macrophage Adhesion
Travis Sutherland, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2015-2016: Iontophoretic Drug Release from CNC-Reinforced Hydrogels
Mouhanad Babi, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2015-2016: Investigation of Cellulose Nanostructure through Super-Resolution Microscopy
Justin Boyle, Biochemistry
Thesis Research Project 2015-2016: The effect of Glassy Film Topography on Adherent Cell Morphology and Function
Sokunthearath Saem, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015:
Fabrication of Conductive Polystyrene Nanofibers
Urooj Gill, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015:
Nanostructuring of Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Films
Baweleta Isho, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015: Functionalization of Structured Conductive Probes for Mass Spectrometry Applications
Sanjay Sonney, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015: Development of Structured Electrode Electrochemical Microfluidic Sensor
Rachel Prestayko, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2013-2014: Characterization of Conductive Polymeric Nanofibers and Films
Tomas Urlich, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2013-2014: Development of Strategies for Fluorescent Labelling of Cellulose Fibers
Fahim Naeem, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2012-2013: Electrospinning of Conductive PEO/CNT Nanofibres
Anthony Palermo, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2012-2013: Preparation of Micro/Nanoscale Fluorescent Cellulosic Materials
Summer 2019:
  • Nadine Beganovic
  • Iflah Shahid
  • Christine Cerson
Summer 2018:
  • Osama Shahid
  • Shanu Xavier
  • Daniel Levin
Summer 2017:
  • Jaclyn Winitski
  • Osama Shahid
  • Annie Wu
  • Thomas Gorski
  • Tyler Or
Summer 2016:
  • Travis Sutherland
  • Christal Zhou
  • Angelico Obille
  • Kajal Bhardwaj
  • Justin Boyle
  • Annie Wu
  • Kaesavan Selvakumaran
  • Dakota Binkley
  • Julia Pantaleo
  • Tyler Or
  • Srimann Chari
Summer 2015:
  • Travis Sutherland
  • Daniel Levin
  • Christal Zhou
  • Justin Boyle
  • Julian Gilmore
  • Paul Astiasarain
  • Mouhanad Babi
  • Henry Fan
  • Dakota Binkley
Summer 2014:
  • Travis Sutherland
  • Akanksha Nayak
  • Muneeb Shoaib
  • Daniel D'Souza
  • Kevin Saem
  • Justin Boyle
  • Urooj Gill
  • Mouhanad Babi
  • Sanjay Sonney
  • Ahmed Negmi
  • Baweleta Isho
Summer 2013:
  • Anthony Palermo
  • Lauren Nowicki
  • Shyamal Pansuriya
  • Akanksha Nayak
  • Aren Armenian
  • Justin Boyle
  • Katija Bonin
  • Katie Huyhn
  • Sanjay Sonney
  • Ahmed Negmi
Summer 2012:
  • Roman Malekzai
  • Shyamal Pansuriya
  • Katija Bonin
  • Norman Shek
  • Oriana Vanderfleet
  • Fahim Naeem
  • Avinash Ramkissoon
  • Jonathan Satar
  • Anthony Palermo