McMaster University

McMaster University



Dr Murray Potter

Department Chair


The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine represents a unique integration of basic biomedical science and clinical medicine and is home to the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP).

Our department is recognized for its excellence in basic and clinical research, outstanding diagnostic and clinical medicine, and for its strong undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate education, all of which illustrate the expertise and diversity of our faculty and staff.

Our department includes a number of outstanding research groups with expertise in cancer; immunology; molecular virology; respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases; cardiovascular diseases; gene therapy and genetics. All disciplines involve basic and translational research approaches and a number of our faculty hold prestigious research chairs and awards.

This is an exciting and eventful period in medical research and education and many in the department are contributing to major breakthroughs in their specific areas. Many of our faculty are educators in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Undergraduate Medicine curriculum, and our Postgraduate Training Programs in Laboratory Medicine are considered one of the best in Canada.

This website will provide you with an overview of the many groups and disciplines that make up the department and will also provide information and links to a number of specialized research programs and clinical services.

I invite you to take a complete tour and encourage you to contact me, or any other member of our department for further information.

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