New Leadership for School of Biomedical Engineering

July 20, 2010

After helping to establish and lead McMaster’s School of Biomedical Engineering five years ago, Dr. John Brash has decided the time is right to pass the reigns to others.

Two co-directors have been appointed to lead the School.  Dr. Judith West-Mays from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Dr. Michael Noseworthy from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering began their term July 1, 2010.

Dr. West-Mays is professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster.  Her area of study is molecular biology and genetics of vision.  She joined McMaster in 2002 from the Tufts Center for Vision Research, Tufts University and the New England Medical Center in Boston.  She earned her B.Sc. from Wilfred Laurier University, Master’s and PhD from the University of Waterloo, and completed three years of postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Noseworthy is assistant professor electrical and computer engineering at McMaster and an MRI physicist in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton.  His area of study is medical imaging.  He has previously held positions with the University Health Network and the Hospital for Sick Children, both of Toronto, and the University of Toronto.  He earned his B.Sc., Master’s and PhD from the University of Guelph, and completed postdoctoral studies at Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto.

Dr. Michael Noseworthy, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dr. Judith West-Mays, Faculty of Health Sciences.


Dr. Brash has made tremendous efforts and contributions in establishing and leading the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster.  It has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best schools for biomedical engineering research and graduate study in Canada.  He has set a solid foundation upon which to grow in this rapidly growing field.


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