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Dan has degrees in Chemical Engineering (PhD, MEng) and in Statistics, Cybernetics & Information Technology (MSc). His research covers biocomputation and biosimulation, nanodevices powered by protein molecular motors, surface science and engineering, micro- and nano-fabrication for semiconductor and biomedical devices, process modelling and control, and protein adsorption. Dan is a Professor of Bioengineering with McGill University, the Maria Zelenka-Roy Chair in Bioengineering, and the founding Chair of McGill’s Department of Bioengineering in the Faculty of Engineering. Dan authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, co-edited a book, and chaired more than 30 international conferences. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience since January 1, 2020.
Kara is an American Medical Writers Association certified medical editor and writer. She has over 20 years of experience in scholarly publishing, including serving as founding managing editor of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s first Gold Open Access journal. Past positions include managing editor of Cambridge University Press’s International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care and director of communications for the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. She received her B.A. degree in sociology and completed graduate work in healthcare ethics—both at Rice University—and she currently serves on two Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), an oncology IRB and a community IRB in the Dominican Republic. She has 23 peer-reviewed research publications. Her freelance work includes writing, editing, and evaluation research for national and international nonprofits.
Dr. Ayyappasamy Sudalaiyadum Perumal (Ayyappa) has a MSc in Biotechnology and a PhD in Biology & Health (Ph.D). Ayyappa’s areas of research include transcription biology, pathogenesis, molecular microbiology, and more recently biocomputation. Presently, he is a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at McGill, coming from his previous position at the University of Montpellier and CNRS, France as an Erasmus doctoral fellow. Ayyappa is currently working on building biocomputing prototypes, impact of nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces on bacteria, and confocal microscopy.
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Robotics and Automation Society
Senior Advisory Committee
Micro and nanodevices
Computer science, bioengineering