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Faculty Index

Note to Graduate Applicants

While Medical Sciences program is divided into five program areas, it is done mostly for administrative purposes. In many cases, individual faculty member's research is not limited to just one area, so we would like to provide you with more comprehensive information regarding their research interests.

Each individual faculty member's page indicates which program area of Medical Sciences program they belong to, and Keyword Search tab will allow you to look for the keywords in the individual pages.

A green flag at the right-hand side of the table indicates that the faculty member is actively recruiting graduate students at this time. While the absence of the green flag doesn't mean that you cannot inquire with them regarding their research and potential of supervision, we do recommend that you contact faculty members that indicated their availability as graduate supervisors first.

 

 

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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Adachi, Jonathan D. Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis,MRI, pQCT, Quality of Life, Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry  
Al-Nedawi, Khalid

Cancer progression, intercellular communication, extracellular vesicles, oncogene, tumor suppressors, angiogenesis, biomarkers and diagnostics, kidney transplant

Accepting Students
Anvari, Mehran Surgical Outcomes, Benign and Malignant Gastrointestinal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Motor Function  
Ashkar, Ali Innate Immunity, NK/NKT cells, IL-15, Mucosal Immunity, Toll-like Receptors, dsRNA, Tumor, Stem Cell Transplantation Accepting Students
Ask, Kjetil

Transgenic mouse models for cancer and development; Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes; Cell cycle regulation of mammalian cells; Function of telomeres; Viral vectors for human cancer therapy; Genetics and cytogenetics of human cancer; Gene therapy; Growth factor and cytokine signaling pathways; Genetics of hemoglobinopathies; Protein targeting; Regulation of gene expression; Mechanism of viral infection

Accepting Students
Atkinson, Stephanie Developmental Programming; Perinatal Nutrition; Metabolic development and skeletal growth in children; Clinical Trials Accepting students
Austin, Richard Hyperhomocysteinemia, Atherosclerosis, Cancer, Differential Gene Expression,Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress  
     
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Ball, Alexander K. Factors responsible for the death of injured cells in the retina of the eye  
Bane, Anita Stem Cells, Famililial Breast Cancer, Biomarkers, Radiation Therapy  
Bercik, Premysl

Microbiota-gut-brain interactions, microbiota-neuro-immune interactions, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Accepting Students
Bienenstock, John Mast Cells, Neuro-Immune, Mucosal Immunity, Probiotics, Behaviour  
Bowdish, Dawn Macrophages and macrophage receptor expression in health and disease, immunomodulation, immunophenotyping, drug discovery, mycobacterial and pneumococcal disease.  
Bramson, Jonathan T lymphocyte, Genetic Vaccine, Gene Therapy, Virus, Cancer, Flow Cytometry Accepting Students
Bridgewater, Darren ß-catenin, Kidney Development, Glomerular Disease, SIOD  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Chan, Anthony Thrombosis, Hemostasis, Development, Coagulation, Kinetics, Mechanism, Pediatric  
Clark, David Immunology of Reproduction  
Collins, Stephen M. Pregnancy Immunology, Tolerance, Cytokines, Transfusion immunomodulation, CD200, fgl2 Accepting Students
Cox, Gerard P. Inflammation, Nerves, Bacteria, Gastrointestinal Disease, Neuroimmunology, Probiotics  
Croitoru, Kenneth Pulmonary Inflammation, Neutrophil, Eosinophil, Apoptosis, Cell Biology  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Denburg, Judah A. Eosinophils, Basophils, Hemopoiesis, Allergic Inflammation, Allergic Disease, Autoimmune Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Accepting Students
Dickhout, Jeffrey Kindey desease, renal fibrosis, inflammation, chronic kidney disease Accepting Students
Doering, Laurie C. Tissue culture, transplantation of stem cells into the CNS, immunocytochemistry, fluorescence and confocal microscopy.  
Dolovich, Myrna B. Aerosols, Asthma, COPD, Dry Powder Inhalers, Inhalation Systems, Lung Deposition, Positron Emission Tomography, Radioaerosols, Scintigraphic Imaging, Simulation  
Duivenvoorden, Helga Prostate, Cancer, Bone, Metastasis, Kallikrein, Matrix Metalloproteinase Accepting Students
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
     
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Fahnestock, Margaret Molecular Neurobiology Accepting Students
Foley Ronan S. Gene Transfer, Dendritic Cells, Adenoviral Gene Transfer, Cytokines, Stem Cells, Clinical Trials  
Forsythe, Paul   Accepting Students
Foster, Warren G. Endometriosis, Ovarian Regulation, Infertility,Cell Culture, Reproductive and Endocrine Toxicology, Pharmacology, and Natural Health Products Accepting Students
Fox-Robichaud, Alison Inflammation, Sepsis, Liver, Endothelium, Adhesion molecules, Cytokines, Oxidative Stress  
Fusch, Christoph Placental Function, Pediatric Nutrition, Pediatric Growth, Very Low Birth Weight, Early origins of adult disease  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Gauvreau, Gail M. Allergic Asthma, Airway Physiology, Clinical Trials, Inflammation, Progenitor Cells, Molecular Biology  
Ghert, Michelle Bone tumours, metastasis, bone degradation, primary cell cultures, siRNA, Multiplex protein detection  
Gross, Peter Intravital microscopy, Mouse Models, Platelets, Coagulation Factors, Thrombosis, Hemostasis  
Gupta, Radhey Drug-Resistance, Molecular, Heat-shock, Proteins, Evolution, Mitochondria  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Hart, Robert    
Hassell John A. Transcription, Oncogenesis, Breast Cancer, Ets Transcription Factors, Transgenic and Knockout Mice, DNA Microarrays  
Hawke, Thomas Muscle regeneration, Muscle growth and adaptation, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Muscle satellite (stem) cells, limb girdle muscular dystrophies  
Hayward, Catherine Platelets, Endothelial Cells, Cell Adhesion, Protein Sorting & Secretion, Multimerin, Factor V, Inherited Platelet Disorders, Hemostasis  
Henry, James L. Pain – basic and clinical studies  
Hirota, Jeremy Respiratory mucosal immunology, environmental exposures, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, airway epithelial cells, ATP Binding Cassette (ABC) Transporters commercialization of research, science communication. Accepting Students
Hirte, Hal Ovarian Carcinoma, Ascites, Growth Factors, Metastasis, Signal Transduction, Cancer  
Holbrook, Anne Therapeutics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Electronic Health Records, Decision-Making, Appropriateness of Prescribing, Practice Guidelines, Medications  
Holloway, Alison C. Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, Environmental Contaminants, Obesity,Type 2 Diabetes, Infertility, Endocrine Toxicology  
Huizinga, Jan Smooth Muscle, Electrophysiology, Patch Clamp, PCR, Single Cell PCR, Intestinal Motility, Molecular Biology, Gastrointestinal Pharmacology, Intercellular Communication, Pacemaker Systems, Ion Channel Activity, Inflammation Accepting Students
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Igdoura, Suleiman Sialidosis, Tay-Sachs, Adenovirus, Sialidase, Mouse Models, Human Genetics, Mutations, Promoters, Gene Therapy  
Inman, Mark D. Asthma, Physiology, Morphology, Lung, Inflammation, Morphometry, Airway Hyperresponsiveness, Bone Marrow, Hematopoiesis  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Janssen, Luke J. Airway Smooth Muscle, Pulmonary Vasculature, Inflammation, Asthma, Hypertension, Ca2+, Contraction/Relaxation, Signal Transduction, Ion Channels Accepting Students
Jordana, Manel Allergic Inflammation, Asthma, Peanut-induced Anaphylaxis, Immune Regulation, Cytokines, Chemokines, Co-stimulatory Molecule Accepting Students
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Kaushic, Charu Mucosal Immunology, Female Genital Tract, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sex Hormones, HIV, Vaccines Accepting Students
Kavsak, Peter Clinical Chemistry, Cardiac Biomarkers, Cancer Biomarkers  
Kelton, John Platelet Activation, Thrombocytopenia, HIT, Atherosclerosis, Adhesion Molecules  
Khan, Waliul Mucosal Immunity, Host Defense, T Cells, Cytokines, Chemokines, Enteroendocrine Cells, Goblet Cells, Enteric Infection, Inflammation Accepting Students
Killian, Kieran J. Physiology of Respiration, Exercise Performance, Symptoms  
Kim, Paul Fibrinolysis, Coagulation, Fibrinogen, Plasminogen, TAFI, Protein C, Platelets, Prothrombin, Factor V(a), Enzymology Accepting Students
Kolb, Martin Lung Fibrosis,Tissue Repair, GeneTherapy, Small Animal Imaging, Drug Trials, Clinical Research  
Kretz, Colin Bleeding disorders & cardiovascular disease, high throughput screening, phage display and next generation sequencing, protein identification, structure/function of proteases and their substrates. Accepting Students
Krepinsky, Joan Hypertensive kidney disease, Diabetic kidney disease, Matrix Upregulation, Mesangial cell signaling Accepting Students
Kunze, Wolfgang Gut-brain neurophysiology and sensory processing in health, disease and aging Accepting Students
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Labiris, N. Renée Molecular imaging, Lung Imaging, Drug Targeting in the lung, Positron Emission Tomography, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, X-ray Computed Tomography, Aerosolized Drug Formulations, Pharmacokinetics, Pulmonary Pharmacology Accepting Students
Larché, Margaret Rheumatoid arthritis, Ultrasound Imaging, Systemic sclerosis, fibrosis  
Larché, Mark Immunology, Immunotherapy, T cell, Epitope, Peptide, Vaccine, Allergy, Asthma, Autoimmunity, Transplantation, Translational medicine Accepting students
Leber, Brian F. B Lymphocyte, Antibody, Autoantibody, Leukemia, Apoptosis, Differentiation, Myelopoiesis, Chemotherapy  
Liaw, Patricia Activated Pprotein C, Sepsis, Chemotherapy, Vascular Biology, Inflammation, Coagulation, Apoptosis, Monocytes, Endothelium, Endothelial Protein C Receptor, Thrombomodulin Accepting students
Lichty, Brian Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, Coronavirus, Cancer, Myeloma, Interferon  
Lobb, Derek K. Ovary, Testis, Growth-Factors, Relaxin, Cervix, Ovarian Cancer  
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M

 

Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Mahony, James B. Infectious Diseases, Chlamydia Pneumoniae, Virology, Atherosclerosis, Pathophysiology, Gene Expression, SARS, West Nile Virus Accepting students
Margetts, Peter J. Adenovirus, Fibrosis, Angiogenesis, Gene Therapy, Laser Capture Microdissection, Gene Regulation, Renal Disease, Peritoneal Dialysis  
Mazurek, Michael F. Neural signalling in the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex  
McKelvie, Robert S. Cardiac Function, Glucose Tolerance, Insulin Resistance, Exercise Performance, Heart Failure  
Meyre, David Genetic epidemiology, obesity, type 2 diabetes, gene identification, high-throughput genotyping, next generation sequencing, physiopathology, gene x environment interactions, ethnic diversity, pharmacogenetics, disease prediction, personalized prevention, genomic medicine  
Mishra, Ram K. Gene Expression, Mental and Neurological Disorders, cDNA Expression Array, Antipsychotic Drugs, Signal Transduction in Brain and Retina, Dopamine Receptors and Binding Proteins  
Morillo, Carlos K. Cardiovascular Autonomic Response, Baroreflexes, Heart rate variability, Blood Pressure, Autonomic Nervous System  
Morrison, Katherine Obesity, cardiometabolic health, adiposity, lipid disorders, clinical practice guideline  
Mossman, Karen Virus Pathogenesis, Interferon, Immune Evasion, Signal Transduction, Tissue Culture, Gene Therapy, Cancer Therapy, Oncolytic Viruses  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Nair, Parameswaran Asthma, Airway Inflammation, Sputum cell counts, Airway smooth muscle, Migration, Cysteinyl leukotrienes  
Nazy, Ishac Immune-mediated platelet disorders, Platelet activation, Immune thrombocytopenia, Platelet receptors, Immune response Accepting Students
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
O'Byrne, Paul M. Asthma, Airway Hyperresponsiveness, Airway Inflammation Eicosanoids, Cytokines  
Ofosu, Frederick Coagulation, Enzyme Regulation, Hemostasis, Platelets, Thrombosis, Signal Transduction, Gene Therapy  
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P

 

Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Papaioannou, Alexandra Osteoporosis & Fracture; Cystic Fibrosis & Osteo; Clinical Trials; Falls; Bone Density; Quality of Life; Aging; Long-Term Care; Pharmacology; Appropriate Prescribing  
Paré, Guillaume genetic and molecular epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.  
Phillips, Stuart Human, Skeletal Muscle, Protein Turnover, Protein Synthesis, Proteasome, Hypertrophy, Atrophy, Muscle Wasting, Sarcopenia  
Pinthus, Jehonathan    
Potter, Murray A. Microencapsulation, artificial cell, tissue engineering, gene therapy, enzyme replacement therapy, lysosomal storage disorders, fusion protein, tandem mass spectrometry, GC-MS, LC-MS  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
     
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R

 

Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Raha, Sandeep Mitochondria, Intracellular Signaling, Aging, Obesity, Hypoxia, Cell Culture, Skeletal Muscle, Cardiovascular, Apoptosis, Diagnostics, Oxidative Stress, Respiratory Chain Enzymes  
Ratcliffe, Elyanne M. Investigations of normal and abnormal development of the extrinsic innervation of the gut.  
Rathbone, Michael P. Regulation of cell growth, differentiation and survival, particularly in the nervous system, in health and disease  
Richards, Carl D. Chronic Inflammation, Cytokines, Arthritis, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Adenovirus Accepting Students
Rosebush, Patricia    
Rosenthal, Kenneth L. Mucosal Immunity, Mucosal Vaccination, Recombinant Adenovirus Vectors, CpG DNA, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte (CTL), Chemokines  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Samaan, M. Constantine Immunometabolism, childhood obesity, Pediatric Endocrinology, type 2 diabetes, inflammation, metabolism, cytokines, translational research Accepting Students
Samaan, Zainab   Accepting Students
Schertzer, Jonathan    
Sehmi, Roma Asthma Pathology, Allergic Inflammation, Tissue Eosinophilia, Eosinophilia, Eosinophil Progenitor Cells, Hemopoiesis, Cell Migration and Traffic, Bone Marrow, Eosinophils Accepting Students
Schulman, Sam Clinical studies on thromboembolism/ bleeding. Observational and rendomized controlled studies  
Sheardown, Heather Polymeric Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Wound Healing, Surface Modification, Cornea, Vascular  
Sheffield, William Hemostastis, Thrombosis, Coagulation, Mutagenesis, Recombinant Proteins, Plasma Proteins  
Singh, Gurmit Mitochondria, Reactive Oxygen Species, Stress Signal Pathway, Bone Metastasis, Matrix Metalloproteinases, Photodynamic Therapy  
Sloboda, Deborah Perinatal programming, Reproduction, Metabolism, Early life origins, Maternal microbiome, Obesity Accepting Students
Smaill, Fiona HIV Infection, Infectious Diseases, Diagnostic Microbiology, Meta-Analyses, Pregnancy  
Stämpfli, Martin R. COPD, Asthma, Immunology, Tolerance, Experimental Research  
Stearns, Jennifer Microbial Succession of the Infant Micorobiome Accepting Students
Steinberg, Greg Insulin resistance, Obesity, Cytokines, Inflammation
Lipid metabolism, Exercise
 
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Tang, Damu Apoptosis, Tumor Suppressors (pTEN, p14ARF), DNA Damage, Erk Activation  
Tarnopolsky, Mark Mitochondria, Estradiol, Muscle Damage, Apoptosis, Inflammation, Skeletal, Muscle, Exercise, Neuromuscular Disorders, Aging, Corticosteroids  
Terry, Jefferson    
Timmons, Brian Children and Adolescents, Physical Activity and Exercise, Health and Disease, Inflammation, Energy Metabolism, Nutrition  
Trigatti, Bernardo Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Glycosylation, Inflammation, Knockout, Lipoprotein, Mouse Genetics,Transgenic, Vascular Biology Accepting Students
Tsakiridis, Theos Cancer Biology, Radiation Biology, Tumor Biomarkers, Growth Factor Signal Transduction, Tumor Radiation Sensitizers, Targeted therapy  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
     
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Van Ameringen, Michael    
Verdu, Elena Intestinal microbiota and gut barrier, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease. Diet-microbiota interactions in chronic intestinal disorders Accepting Students
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Wan, Yonghong Dendritic Cells, Tumor Immunology, Cancer Vaccines, T Cells, Gene Therapy, Genetic Immunization, Adenovirus Accepting Students
Waye, John S. Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, Forensic Identity Testing  
Weitz, Jeffrey Coagulation, Fibrinolysis, Thrombin, Thrombosis, Anticoagulants, Mutagenesis, Recombinant Proteins Accepting Students
Werstuck, Geoff Diabetes Mellitus, Atherosclerosis, Obesity, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Lipid Metabolism, Inflammation Accepting Students
West-Mays, Judy Eye, Development, Transgenic Mice, AP-2 Transcription Factor, Cataract, Lens, Retina Accepting Students
Whyte, Peter Cell Cycle, Tumour Suppressor Genes, Cancer  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Xing, Zhou Mucosal immunity, T cell activation, antigen presenting cells, infectious disease, genetic vaccine development, tuberculosis, flu viral infection Accepting students
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Young, Edward Heparin, Low molecular weight heparin, Anticoagulants, Hemostasis, Thrombosis, Inflammation, Cardiovascular  
Yusuf, Salim Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Ethnicity, Clinical Trials  
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Name Research Focus Accept New Students
Zhang, Chengsheng Virus-host interactions, Viral Pathogenesis, Coronavirus, SARS/SARS-CoV, Avian H5N1 influenza virus, HIV-1, Vaccine, and Antiviral research