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Valeria Tsoukanova

Valeria Tsoukanova

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Valeria Tsoukanova
Associate Professor, Research Stream




Tsoukanova Lab


Office Location 342 PSE
Phone Number 416 736 2100 ext. 20015

Research Interests

Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Biomaterials

Studying the self-assembly of lipids, polymers and biomolecules, and engineering membrane-mimetic surfaces for biomedical applications. By performing epi-fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, Brewster angle microscopy, imaging ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy in-situ surface characterizations, we seek to advance the knowledge on how the structure and local properties of self-assembled membrane-mimetic surfaces can be controlled through tailoring the structure, size, conformation and concentration of lipids, polymers and biomolecules. This knowledge is then used for the design of tissue-contacting layers on the surface of implanted medical devices and vesicles for drug delivery.


Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

UN Goals

Good Health and Well-being