2021 MRM Talks: Dr. David Juncker and Dr. Newsha Koushki


The MRM Network presents: the MRM Talks. Join us every fourth Thursday at noon to learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine. The webinar series will feature leading scientists in the field, including MRM Principal Investigators and external guest speakers.

For each seminar, we will also highlight the work of one MRM Trainee, who will present alongside our guest speaker.

In this edition of the MRM Talks:

Dr. David Juncker
Professor, Department Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
McGill University

“Multiplexed affinity proteomics of soluble proteins and extracellular vesicles”


Dr. Newsha Koushki,
Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Juncker’s Lab.

“Rapid Multiplexed Single Cell Proteomics for Circulating Tumor Cells Phenotyping”


12:00 – 1:00 PM

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About the speakers:

Dr. David Juncker holds a Canada Research Chair in Bioengineering, and is a Professor and the Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. David’s research is founded on the belief that human ingenuity can improve health and well-being. His lab is inventing and developing novel micro and nanobioengineering technologies. The lab has been interested in three main areas, including multiplexed biomolecular analysis of proteins in (i) solution, (ii) (single) extracellular vesicles, and (iii) single cells (notably circulating tumor cells); building organ-on-a-chip systems; microfluidic rapid tests for disease diagnosis. Three start-ups spun-off from his lab, Sensoreal, Parallex Bioassays and one he co-founded, nplex biosciences. He also advocated for mass rapid testing to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Newsha Koushki did her bachelor and master in Polymer Engineering at Amirkabir university in Tehran, Iran. She started my PhD in Bioengineering department of McGill university under supervision of Prof. Allen Ehrlicher in 2015 and completed in August 2020. Her PhD focused on Cell and nuclear mechanics and conversion of chemical energy to cell physical forces to understand the physics behind organ development and tumorigenesis. She joined Prof. David Juncker’s lab in September 2020 and started her work on physical enrichment and biobanking of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood samples of different colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRCLM) and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. She also optimized a single cell multiplexed affinity platform for rapid and sequential protein analysis of single and cluster CTCs.


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