Combining host pathogen biology and advanced non-invasive imaging

The ImPaKT Facility is a one-of-kind facility combining PHAC certified containment level standards (CL2+ and CL3) with advanced in vivo imaging modalities. The ImPaKT Facility features barrier-enclosed imaging scanners and instrumentation which will allow researchers to develop tools and methods to better understand the progression of infectious diseases, identify efficacious antimicrobial agents, develop diagnostic reagents to characterize hidden reservoirs of pathogens, and for the early and accurate detection of infections.

Barrier-enclosed Instruments:

  • 3T PET/MRI
  • Bioluminescence (BLI)-CT Scanner
  • Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT)
  • Multiphoton Microscopy
  • High Resolutions Microscope
  • Flow Cytometry

Additional facilities housed within the ImPaKT laboratory:

  • GLP PCR clean room
  • Viral vector core
  • Barrier enclosed animal housing
  • CL2+/CL3 open lab space

Research Leaders

Eric J. Arts

Dr. Eric Arts is the Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control, and team lead on successful CFI grant to assist in funding for the ImPaKT Facility.



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Collaboration and Partnership

The ImPaKT Facility was designed from the beginning to be a place to foster collaboration and partnership. Our goal is to enhance research and development to improve our understanding of infectious disease pathogenesis, interventions, diagnosis, and treatments. If you are interested in more information please visit the collaboration page.