Cross appointments

Department of Immunology

Research achievements

Research summary

Our main focus is on better understanding the cellular mechanisms regulating cell migration and trafficking.

We leverage microfluidic devices in combination with cell biology, immunology and modeling approaches in our studies.

In addition, we are developing microfluidic tools for a range of biological and biomedical applications through collaborations.


  • biomedical engineering
  • biophysics
  • cell migration and cell trafficking
  • immunology
  • microfluidics
  • point-of-care diagnosis


Francis Lin is currently a professor in the department of immunology professor and in the department of physics and astronomy. He also holds a professorship in lab-on-chip technology at the University of Manitoba in Canada.

His research interest is in applying interdisciplinary approaches to better understand immune cell trafficking in complex tissue environments and in developing microfluidic systems for biomedical applications.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biophysics; Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine (2004)

Max Rady College of Medicine
Apotex Centre
Room 471, 750 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5 Canada