Our Research Team

At the interface between immunology and biomaterial engineering, our team is focused on harnessing diverse backgrounds to manipulate the biomaterial host response 

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Locke Davenport Huyer, PhD

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor

Department of Applied Oral Sciences, Faculty of Denistry

School of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Full Member - i3V Wave 1

Affiliate Scientist - NS Health Authority

Training

BSc. Chemical Engineering, Queen's University 2014

PhD Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University, 2020

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Neal Callaghan, PhD

Research Assistant

MD Student, Class of 2025

neal.callaghan@dal.ca

My research is focused on characterizing immunometabolism in the context of implant inflammation.

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Zachary Froom

Undergraduate Honours Student

Medical Sciences

Z.froom@dal.ca

My research is focused on the itaconate based degradable polymers as a therapeutic tool to reduce fibrosis.

In my free time I enjoy martial arts, particularly Taekwon-Do, where I have earned my 3rd degree black belt.  

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Kaitlyn Woodworth

Summer Research Student

Chemical Engineering

kaitlyn.woodworth@dal.ca

My research is focused on assessing the ability to form polymers into degradable microparticles.

In my free time being active and enjoying the outdoors.

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Brenden Wheeler, B. Eng

MASc Student

Biomedical Engineering

brenden.wheeler@dal.ca

My research is focused on integrating metabolites into the backbone of resorbable synthetic biopolymers.

In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and tinkering with computers

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Christian Rempe

Undergraduate Honors Student 
Microbiology & Immunology

CRempe@dal.ca

My research is focused on characterizing immunometabolism in the context of implant inflammation.

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Angela Xu

Undergraduate Student

Medical Sciences