Charu Chandrasekera

Dr. Charu Chandrasekera, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM), explains to Eric Margolis how the lab utilizes 3D printing to produce replicas of human tissues and organs for research during CCAAM's grand opeDr. Charu Chandrasekera, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM), explains to Eric Margolis how the lab utilizes 3D printing to produce replicas of human tissues and organs for research during CCAAM's grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

Non-animal biomedical lab a first for UWindsor

A new research lab dedicated to developing, validating, and promoting non-animal, human biology-based platforms in biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing celebrated its grand opening Thursday at the University of Windsor.

Charu Chandrasekera is the founding executive director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods.Charu Chandrasekera is the founding executive director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods.

Non-animal testing lab to celebrate grand opening

The Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) is celebrating its grand opening today.

The new research lab is dedicated to developing, validating, and promoting non-animal, human biology-based platforms in biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing.

The Centre was founded with a $1 million donation in 2018 by the Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation. Eric Margolis was an internationally syndicated journalist, as well as former owner and chairman of Jamieson Laboratories.

The University of Windsor's Subba Rao Chaganti, Charu Chandrasekera, Cheri McGowan and Kevin Milne attend the Royal Canadian Institute for Science's 2018 Science Exchange Dinner on May 8, 2018.The University of Windsor's Subba Rao Chaganti, Charu Chandrasekera, Cheri McGowan and Kevin Milne attend the Royal Canadian Institute for Science's 2018 Science Exchange Dinner on May 8, 2018.

UWindsor researchers eat, drink and talk science

A pair of University of Windsor professors had the opportunity to eat, drink and chat about their research with The Royal Canadian Institute for Science.

Charu Chandrasekera from the University’s Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods and Cheri McGowan, from the Faculty of Human Kinetics, represented the University of Windsor as table hosts at the 2018 Science Exchange Dinner in Toronto last week.

“It was a career highlight for me to be there,” Dr. McGowan said following the event.