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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 


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


BSc. Chemical Engineering, Queen's University 2014

PhD Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University, 2020


Neal Callaghan, PhD

Research Assistant

MD Student, Class of 2025

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


Zachary Froom

Undergraduate Honours Student

Medical Sciences

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.  


Kaitlyn Woodworth

Summer Research Student

Chemical Engineering

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

In my free time being active and enjoying the outdoors.


Brenden Wheeler, B. Eng

MASc Student

Biomedical Engineering

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


Christian Rempe

Undergraduate Honors Student 
Microbiology & Immunology

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


Angela Xu

Undergraduate Student

Medical Sciences 

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