John Frampton

Canada Research Chair in Cellular, Biomaterial and Matrix Interaction

Tier 2 - 2014-11-01
Renewed: 2019-11-01
Dalhousie University
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council


Coming to Canada From

Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America

Research involves

Engineering soft tissue replacements.

Research relevance

This research will lead to the development of new technologies that can better restore function to soft tissues damaged by injury or disease.

Better approaches to repairing human tissue

As Canada Research Chair in Cellular, Biomaterial and Matrix Interaction, Dr. John Frampton’s research seeks to develop improved methods for growing tissues in the laboratory to replace or repair damaged human tissues. During his first term as Chair, he and his team investigated a variety of approaches for doing so.

They are continuing this work to build on the design strategies developed for soft tissue engineering. Working with prominent health science researchers, they will also delve into new research areas that will link up the biomaterials science and tissue engineering expertise of Frampton’s lab with leading-edge immunological science.