John Frampton Bio

John Frampton

BSc, PhD


Dr. John Frampton is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University. He is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Cellular, Biomaterial and Matrix Interaction. Dr. Frampton earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences in the School of Public Health at The State University of New York -Albany before completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan.


Dr. Framptons Lab, The Microscale Tissue Engineering and Biotechnology Laboratory, develops new technologies and approaches for microscale tissue engineering with an emphasis on neural tissues. The laboratory is also actively involved in the development of microtechnologies for user-friendly, cost-effective in vitro assays and analysis systems for cells and biomolecules. A strength of the laboratory is the development of polymeric materials and minaturization approaches that enable fast, reliable and affordable multiplex protein detection from biofluids. The lab has recently began applying these approaches to analysing serum from Lyme disease patients to detect alterations in cytokines and proteomic analysis to identify novel serum biomarkers.


Dr. Frampton is a Co-Applicant on the grant.  He will contribute to research activities in detection and diagnostics (Pillar 1).