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Daniel Franklin

Assistant Professor

PhD

Research Stream: Clinical Engineering

Email: dan.franklin@utoronto.ca | Office: Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, MaRS West Tower, 661 University Avenue, 14th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1M1 Canada

Main Appointments

  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Engineering, U of T Translational Biology & Engineering Program (TBEP), Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Research Interests

The Franklin Research Lab (FRL) employs adjacent branches of optics, engineering, and biology to produce the next generation of materials and devices for fundamental medical science and clinical translation.

Examples include:

  • Wearable health devices for advanced hemodynamic monitoring, such as blood pressure, cardiac output, and systemic vascular resistance. Applications include our fundamental understanding of heart disease and commercial/clinical health telemetry.
  • Wireless implants for physiological monitoring and closed-loop stimuli/feedback. Applications include disease models, animal behavioral studies and neuromodulation.
  • Exploration of novel materials, such as liquid crystal, which can self-assemble into bioresorbable temperature sensors with applications in imaging and photodynamic therapy.

Through the multidisciplinary study of these bioelectronic and biophotonic systems, we aim to shed light on unexplored aspects of human physiology.

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