Truong K

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

 

Contact Information
E-Mail: kevin.truong@utoronto.ca
Phone: (416) 978-7772
Office: RS 405
Website: http://apel.ibbme.utoronto.ca/apel

Biography

Kevin Truong received his B.A.Sc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Ph.D degree in Medical Biophysics both at the University of Toronto (U of T) in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He is currently an associate professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at U of T.  Dr. Truong’s research includes the engineering of protein-based biosensors for applications in spatiotemporal imaging of the apoptosis and Ca2+ signalling pathways within living cells and organisms. Furthermore, Dr. Truong’s research includes the engineering of protein-based switches modulated by light and Ca2+ for re-wiring cells and organisms with a diverse set of biological functions.  He is a recipient of the Early Researcher Award from Ministry of Research and Innovation (Ontario). His research is supported by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Canadian Foundation for Innovation.