Current People in the Hafeli Lab

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Past People in the Hafeli Lab

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.Kathy Saatchi, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2005 -


Project design -  Diagnostic, therapeutic and theranostic radiopharmaceuticals (syntheses and radiolabeling of small and macro (bio)molecules as well as nanoparticles, microspheres, etc. for imaging by PET/SPECT/CT)

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Cristina Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2014 -


Manager of the VECTor/CT imaging facility at the Centre of Comparative Medicine

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Stoyan Karagiozov, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2013 -


Synthesis of coatings and radiopharmaceutical precursors

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Christian Buchwalder, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2013 -


Synthesis of chelators for lung perfusion imaging, including click chemistry

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Dana Lambert, B.S.

Ph.D. Student
2013 -


Development of novel CB2 agonists for the treatment of fibromyalgia

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José de la Vega, B.S.

Ph.D. Student
2017 -


Investigation of the theranostic potential of rhenium microspheres for hepatocellular carcinoma therapy

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Lennart Bohrmann, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2017 -


Aptamer-based imaging and treatment of pancreatic cancer

This is a Joint Ph.D. project with co-supervisor Matthias Herth from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Monica Agnoletti, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2016 -


Microsphere-based antimicrobial drug delivery to the lungs for the treatment of pneumonia

This is a Joint Ph.D. project with co-supervisor Hanne Moerck Nielsen from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Reka Geczy, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2017 -


Microfluidic Approaches to Design Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications

This is a Joint Ph.D. project with co-supervisors Jörg Kutter and Camilla Foged from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Tanya Saxena, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2017 -


Investigation of excipients to improve oral drug delivery of biopharmaceuticals

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Tullio Esposito, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2016 -


Methods to correct and monitor tumor immunosuppression
 
This is a Joint Ph.D. project with co-supervisor Camilla Foged from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
 
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Zeynab Nosrati, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2015 -


Targeting of rheumatoid arthritis and development of large magnetic microspheres for MR navigation

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Jason Asnis, B.S.

Masters Student
2016 -


Development of antibacterial silver nanoparticles

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Jeppe Harboe, B.S.

Masters Student
2017 -


Development of a new immunoscore imaging probe

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Marta Bergamo, B.S.

Masters Student
2017 -


Development of a SPECT Probe to Assess T-Regulatory Cells

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Jenna Neufeld-Peters, B.S.

Undergraduate
2015 -


Polymers in medicine

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Sahan Ranamukhaarachchi, Ph.D.


2012 - 2017


Targeted microneedle insertions for epidermal vaccine delivery

Co-supervised by Prof. Boris Stoeber

 


Mehrdad Bokharaei, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2009 - 2016


Preparation and simulation of monosized microspheres by flow focusing


Veronika Schmitt, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2016


Therapeutic drug monitoring in interstitial fluids with microneedles

Ph.D. student in the Hafeli lab from 2011-2015


Aishwarya Mishra

Masters Student
2016


Development of imaging agent


Brenden Kilpatrick

Undergraduate
2015 - 2016


Chemistry and radiolabeling of microspheres


Connor McIntyre

Undergraduate
2014 - 2016


Biological testing of novel pain-releaving drugs


Jovan Gill

Undergraduate
2015 - 2016


Electrospinning of nanofibres containing rhenium


Kelly Kim

Undergraduate
2015 - 2016


Polymers in medicine


Laura Rozka

Undergraduate
2015 - 2016


Health Canada approval of clinical microneedle trials


Nicole Sarden

Undergraduate
2016


Histological analysis of neuroinflammation


Thomas Schneider, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2013 - 2015


Simulation of droplet formation during the microsphere production, microfluidics


Rahel Schneider

Masters Student
2015


Investigation of the role of alum in vaccines


Sarah Lehnert

Masters Student
2014 - 2015


Production and testing of metallic microneedles


Carol Dou

Summer Student
2015



Selin Jessa

Summer Student
2015



Srilekha Eedulakanti, B.S.

Summer Student
2015



Tiger Xu

Summer Student
2015



René Pedroza, M.S.


2010 - 2015


Development of Microfluidics Immunoisolation Devices for Islet Transplantation

Co-supervised with Prof. Jamie Piret in Chemical & Biological Engineering


Lisa Sprenger, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2014


Separation of blood components with Dean forces


Chris (Tianxing) Gong

Ph.D. Student
2011 - 2014


Design of a local risedronate delivery device by novel calcium phosphate silicate cement

Co-supervised with primary supervisor Prof. Tom Troczynski in UBCeram lab


Anna Löwa

Undergraduate
2013 - 2014


Preparation of magnetic nanoparticles with a novel microwave method


Dominic Tong, B.S.

Undergraduate
2013 - 2014


Development of a liquid sensor in needles (ENPH 479 project)


Mireille Ghoussoub, B.S.

Undergraduate
2013 - 2014


Development of a liquid sensor in needles (ENPH 479 project)


Jiyoung Hwang

Summer Student
2014


Evaluation of antibody fragments for the treatment of pancreatic cancer


Kinson Tse

Summer Student
2014


Formulation of smart PLGA microspheres for intradermal vaccination


Vitor Cid, B.S.


2010 - 2014


Database programming and website support


Gernot Marten, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2012 - 2013


Synthesis of advanced polysaccharides for medical imaging


Tony Kiang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2010 - 2013


Microneedle-based painless drug monitoring system in interstitial fluid

In collaboration with Prof. Mary Ensom


Irene Andreu Blanco, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2013


Targeted delivery of antidiabetic agents to adipose tissue


Nadja Mallock, B.S.

Masters Student
2013


Toxicity studies with novel drug delivery systems


Mark Lawrenson

Summer Student
2013


Microfluidics programming


Fatemeh Derekvand, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2010 - 2012


Synthesis of chelating polymers and other radiopharmaceutical compounds


Guillaume Amouroux, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2010 - 2012


Autocrine motility factor receptor as a target for metastasis therapy


Regina Bleul, M.S.

Ph.D. Student
2011 - 2012


Bombesin-targeted poymersomes for cancer therapy


Donna Leung

Summer Student
2012


Evaluation of magnetic nanoparticles to deliver the anti-diabetic agent pioglitazone to subcutaneous adipose tissue


Sarah Tod

Summer Student
2012


Magnetic nanoparticles to deliver the PPAR-based anti-diabetic agent rosiglitazone specifically to subcutaneous adipose tissue


Silvio Dutz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2010 - 2011


Development of magnetic and dean force separation on a microfluidic chip

Nikolaus Gelder


2010 - 2011


Toxicity testing of different PET radiopharmaceuticals

Ali Asadi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2009 - 2010


University of British Columbia
 
Synthesis of Ga-68-binding ligands for use as radiopharmaceuticals

Sonia N. Yeung, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
2009 - 2010


 Magnetic drug targeting to the eye

In collaboration with the Eye Care Centre.

Steve Levasseur, M.D.

Research Fellow
2009 - 2010


Magnetic drug targeting to the eye

In collaboration with the Eye Care Centre.


Ripen Misri, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Student
2005 - 2010


Development of radioimmunopharmaceuticals for the treatment of mesothelioma and pancreatic cancer

Meryn Bowen, Ph.D.

Research Assistant
2010


 

University of British Columbia
 
Synthesis of chelating polymers

Peter Soema

Research Assistant
2010


 

University of British Columbia
 
Magnetic drug targeting to the eye

Mirko Dengler


2009 - 2010

Magnetic drug targeting to the eye


University of British Columbia


Nils Smit-Anseeuw


2010

Preparation of microspheres for smart vaccinations


University of British Columbia


Stephanie Schmitt


2009 - 2010


Synthesis of different ligands for radioisotope chelation


Scott Bell

Undergraduate
2005 - 2009


University of British Columbia

Website manager and computing support


Bobby Lee


2009

Preparation of microspheres for use in vaccinations


University of British Columbia


Carmen Lai


2009

Electrospinning of chelating polymers for brachytherapy applications


University of British Columbia


Casey Chan


2009

Preparation of monosized microspheres by flow focusing


University of British Columbia


Marcel Usner


2009

Preparation of microspheres for use in vaccination


University of British Columbia


Ming Kui Ho


2009

Magnetic drug targeting in coronary artery stents


University of British Columbia


Viktoria van Erp


2008 - 2009

Wound healing therapy based on cholestane trisulfates


University of British Columbia


Shona Robinson

Summer Student
2007 - 2008

Synthesis of non-carrier added I-123 MIBG for nuclear medicine applications and Preparation of radioactive biodegradable films


University of British Columbia


Amir Mokhtari


2008

Percutaneous drug delivery with microneedles


University of British Columbia


Bettina Berndl


2007 - 2008

Growth factor containing microspheres and determination of their biological activity.


University of British Columbia


Jenny Ng


2008

Preparation of radioactive biodegradable films.


University of British Columbia


Leo Dai


2008

Histological receptor study in mesothelioma patients


University of British Columbia


Maher Qaddoura, M.S.


2005 - 2008

Development of novel liquid crystalline coated magnetic nanoparticles


University of British Columbia


Maryam Zamiri


2007 - 2008

Synthesis of radiolabeled lymph-going lipid


University of British Columbia


Michael Glodeck


2007 - 2008

Pressure driven preparation of uniform microspheres using a flow focusing method.


 

University of British Columbia

Philipp Elischer


2008

Preparation of monosized microspheres by flow focusing for lung perfusion imaging


University of British Columbia


Ariana Saatchi


2006 - 2007

Anti-cancer properties of passion fruit


University of British Columbia


David Si


2006 - 2007

Simulation of flow focusing processes for the preparation of uniform in collaboration with Prof. Fariborz Taghipour


University of British Columbia


Hong Zhao, Ph.D.


2005 - 2007

Preparation and testing of growth factor containing magnetic microspheres for the treatment of badly healing diabetic ulcers


University of British Columbia


Jennifer Aue


2006 - 2007

Investigation of cellular toxicity of magnetic nano- and microparticles with cell survival assays and confocal microscopy


University of British Columbia


Kelly Gilmour


2006 - 2007

Simulation of magnetic forces and magnetic particle behaviour and optimization of a magnetic bandage for magnetic drug delivery


University of British Columbia


Thomas Schneider


2006 - 2007

Use of flow-focusing method for the preparation of monosized biodegradable microspheres


University of British Columbia


Adrian Zee


2005 - 2006

Simulation of monosized microsphere preparation using computational fluid dynamics in collaboration with Prof. Fariborz Taghipou


University of British Columbia


Bikaramjit Mann


2006

Use of flow-focusing method for the preparation of monosized biodegradable microspheres


University of British Columbia


Didier Hayem, B.S.


2005 - 2006

Preparation of monosized microspheres


University of British Columbia


Jeffrey Gagnon


2005 - 2006

Preparation of magnetic microspheres with growth factors


University of British Columbia


Ki-Young Song


2005 - 2006

Nanotechnological preparation of chips with defined hole arrays for the preparation of monosized microspheres


University of British Columbia


Stanley Lee


2006

Simulation of magnetic forces and magnetic particle behaviour and optimization of a magnetic bandage for magnetic drug delivery


University of British Columbia


Amy Zhou


2005

Simulation of magnetic forces and magnetic particle behaviour and optimization of a magnetic bandage for magnetic drug delivery


University of British Columbia


Framin Mark


2005

Testing of magnetic particles for biocompatibility and toxicity


University of British Columbia


Gary Chen, M.S.


2004 - 2005

Optimization of solvent extraction for formation of monodisperse microspheres for drug delivery: analysis by computational fluid


University of British Columbia


Jaime Damani


2005

Investigation of cellular toxicity of magnetic nano- and microparticles with cell survival assays and confocal microscopy


University of British Columbia


Klaus Freitag, M.S.


2004 - 2005

Investigation of the cardiovascular lipoproteinlipase kinetics with magnetic microspheres


University of British Columbia


Tammy Ho


2005

Preparation and mechanical testing of biodegradable polymer patches


University of British Columbia


Bill Roberts, Ph.D.

Research Associate
1994 - 2004

Radiopharmaceutical dosimetry simulations and medical physics investigations


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Ece Algur, M.D.

Research Associate
2003 - 2004

Investigation of the combined effects of zoledronic acid and radiation


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Farhad Bahrehmand, El. Ing.

Research Associate
1999 - 2004

Electronic design and execution of the automated stent electroplater


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Emin Nadjafov


2004

Investigation of fibrin glue as radiation delivery vehicle for tumour treatment


University of British Columbia


Huixiong Zhang, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2002 - 2003

Development and automatization of radioactive 188Re-stents for the treatment of lung cancer patients


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Yin Xu, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2003

Electroplating of metal stents with yttrium


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Junfeng Yu, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2001 - 2002

Radiolabeling of different types of magnetic microspheres with 188Re and 99mTc for the treatment of cancer


 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation; now at Shanghai Institute of Nuclear Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Martin Lobedann, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2002

Measurement of the magnetic responsiveness of magnetic microspheres with a microscopy method


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Murugesan Subbarayan, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2001 - 2002

Radiolabeling of Annexin V with 99mTc and imaging of its uptake during photosensitizer therapy of melanoma and prostate cancer


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Vichien Tangpanyapinit, Ph.D.

Research Associate
2002

Decontamination of radioactivity with medically useful chelators


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Jaya Unnithan, Ph.D.


2001 - 2002

Investigation of magnetic microsphere toxicity and development of fibrin glue as a carrier of brachytherapeutic particles


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Gayle Pauer, B.S.

Research Associate
1993 - 2001

All aspects of our radiopharmaceutical research


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Berwin Song


1999

Preparation of monosized microspheres with a oscillating instrument


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Priscilla Song, M.S.

Research Associate
1998

Parenchymal cell proliferation in coronary arteries after PTCA: A human tissue bank study


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Matt Warburton, Ph.D.

Research Associate
1997

Preparation of radioactive stents by electroplating


Cleveland Clinic Foundation



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