Franklin Research Lab

The Franklin Research Lab (FRL) employs branches of optics, engineering, and biology to produce the next generation of materials and devices for fundamental medical science and clinical translation. We also partner with industry leading semiconductor and health companies to develop and leverage new sensor technologies.

Advanced Wearables

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

Wireless implants for physiological monitoring and closed-loop stimuli/feedback. Applications include disease models, animal behavioral studies and neuromodulation.

Biophotonic Materials

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.

“The way medicine approaches human suffering has always been determined by the technology available at any given time.” 

Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
Office Hours

All the time


University of Toronto
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
661 University Ave, 14TH Floor, RM 1434
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1M1