Council

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Joaquin Ortega
President
Joaquin Ortega

Joaquin Ortega is a Full Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. He is also the Research Director of the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research at McGill.  His laboratory aims to understand the structure and function of new antimicrobial targets, developing them into tangible enzymes for intervention with new antibiotics.

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Marek Malac
First Vice-President
Marek Malac

Marek Malac is a senior researcher at the NRC - Nanotechnology Research Centre and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta.

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Kathryn Grandfield
Second Vice-President
Kathryn Grandfield

Kathryn Grandfield is Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University. She investigates biomaterial interfaces and biomineralization using multiscale electron tomography and atom probe tomography techniques. 

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Jeff Fraser
Secretary
Jeff Fraser

Jeff Fraser is retired from the NRC. He was a technical officer specializing in scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM) and focused ion beam (FIB) for 28 years.

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Pierre-Mathieu Charest
Treasurer
Pierre-Mathieu Charest

Pierre-Mathieu Charest is retired professor of Botany at Université Laval. His field of expertise are Vascular Plant anatomy, morphology and cell biology.

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Michael Robertson
Past President
Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Acadia University and studies the structural, optical and electrical properties of a wide variety of materials using electron microscopic techniques. 

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Councillors-At-Large

Youssef Chebli
Youssef Chebli

Youssef Chebli is a research associate and the manager of the Multi-scale Imaging facility of the Macdonald Campus at McGill University. 

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Stefano Rubino
Stefano Rubino

Stefano Rubino is the sales and services representative for Western Canada at Soquelec Limited.

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Zygmunt J. Jakubek
Zygmunt J. Jakubek

Zygmunt J. Jakubek is a Research Council Officer in the Emerging Technologies division at the National Research Council Canada. He studies novel nanoarchitectures and nanomaterials by photophysical and microscopic methods; develops nanoscale measurement, characterization, and optical imaging techniques; and supports development of national and international standards and reference materials for nanotechnologies.
 

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Jose Moran-Mirabal
Jose Moran-Mirabal

Jose Moran-Mirabal is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University. Jose’s research combines the strengths of micro/nanofabrication, biomolecular patterning, and single molecule and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy to study biomolecular interactions in vitro.

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Nabil Bassim
Nabil Bassim

Nabil Bassim is an associate professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University.

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Aycan Yurtsever
Aycan Yurtsever

Aycan Yurtsever is a Turkish-Canadian physicist, currently a Canada Research Chair at the University of Quebec’s National Institute for Scientific Research.

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Chloe van Oostende
Chloe van Oostende

Chloe van Oostende is the operations manager and microscope specialist of the Cell Biology and Image Acquisition Core Facility at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

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Sara Makaremi
Bulletin Editor
Sara Makaremi

Sara Makaremi is a PhD Candidate in the Biomedical Engineering program at McMaster University. Her research is focused on measuring diffusion of membrane proteins in live cells using Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy (RICS) and Single Particle Tracking (SPT).

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Marin Lagacé
Webmaster
Marin Lagacé

Marin Lagacé is a researcher at the Hydro-Québec Research Institute. His main field of study is the quantitative microstructural characterization of the different components used in the fabrication of rechargeable lithium batteries used in storage and automotive applications.

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Marek Malac
Regional Chairperson Alberta
Marek Malac

Marek Malac is a senior researcher at the NRC - Nanotechnology Research Centre and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta

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Craig Bennett
Regional Chairperson Atlantic
Craig Bennett

Craig Bennett is Professor of Physics at Acadia University and uses transmission electron microscopy to study phase transformations in metals and alloys.

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Garnet Martens
Regional Chairperson Pacific
Garnet Martens

Garnet Martens is the Research Manager of the UBC Bioimaging Facility located on the Point Grey Campus at the University of British Columbia.

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