McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Microfluidic devices for medical research, diagnosis and treatment

Seminar Information


Monday, March 26, 2018


Dr. Jeremy Hirota, Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology; assistant professor of medicine, McMaster University; assistant professor of medicine (affiliate), University of British Columbia

Dr. Ravi Selvaganapathy, Canada Research Chair in Biomicrofluidics; professor of mechanical engineering, McMaster University; professor, McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of microfluidic technology
  • Demonstrate the application of microfluidic technology to artificial placentas
  • Recognize the challenges physicians face in distinguishing how a patient will respond to a given therapy for a chronic respiratory disease
  • Provide a functional example of precision medicine in cystic fibrosis

Contact Information:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Cathy Stampfli
Phone: 905-521-2100 Ext. 73115