The Forde lab is a biophysics research group affiliated with the departments of Physics, Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Biophysics involves integrating skills and knowledge from a variety of fields to further our quantitative understanding of the marvels of life. In our group, we encourage graduate students and researchers to learn techniques from a variety of fields, specializing in their own particular interests. Mastering this combination of skills from a range of scientific fields means that researchers in our group become true multidisciplinary scientists, able to communicate and work in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

To learn more about our lab and the work we do, please refer to the links at the top of the page. You can also check out Nancy describing some of our collagen goals in this video produced by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

If you are interested in research experience in our group, please write to Nancy including a CV and statement of why you're interested in our research, including how your past research or coursework relates to our ongoing research. Please note that at present we are able only to take on new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who have access to scholarship support.


December 2013

Marjan Shayegan is awarded the Bruker Prize in Chemical Spectroscopy by the Department of Chemistry for her development of microrheology techniques to characterize collagen systems.

August 2013

Our work characterizing the microrheology properties of collagen solutions and fibrillar gels is highlighted in Extracellular Matrix News.

August 2013

Angelina Marinkovic receives one of the top prizes at the departmental poster session for summer students.

For older news, see the news archive.