Heather E. Canavan, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Center for Biomedical Engineering
The University of New Mexico
Dr. Canavan’s research areas include cell/surface interactions, bioactive polymers and biocompatibility, and the design of adaptive tools and devices for enhanced mobility. Dr. Canavan’s lab, The Canavan Group, uses creative, diverse and interdisciplinary methods to explore both fundamental science and new research—all with the goal of creating practical, real-world ideas. Their research integrates biology, polymer chemistry, surface science and bioengineering techniques.
PENDING U.S. PATENT APPLICATIONS (UNM-AFFILIATED)
Error-Reducing Sample Collection System and Apparatus
BioTransplantation Using Microbiota Supplements (BioTUMS)
Encapsulated Microbiomes as Tools for Discovery