Latest News at LMP

By Katie Sullivan

Researchers at the University of Toronto and University Health Network have found that standard pathology grading for the most common...

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We are pleased to congratulate the faculty members in LMP who received aproval for promotion effective July 1, 2019.  These promotions are richly deserved and a testatment to the significant academic contributions and impact of these individuals...

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Professor Karim Mekhail, Amanda Hall and Lauren Ostrowski

Written by: Jim Oldfield

Research from the University of Toronto has shown that in some neurodegenerative diseases, two hallmarks of cell aging — protein aggregation and a type of DNA instability, previously thought to be...

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Assistant Professor Sonya MacParland, Associate Professor Ian McGilvray, Professor Gary Bader

A map of the cells in the human liver has been created by University of Toronto researchers and the University Health Network Transplant Program, revealing for the first time differences between individual cells at the molecular level which can...

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Dan Drucker

Two University of Toronto researchers and one alumnus will be awarded prestigious Innovation Awards in Toronto Wednesday night by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation for their breakthrough innovations that are also commercially viable.

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New chair in ALS research Dr. Janice Robertson

The James Hunter Family Chair in ALS Research will boost research into developing therapies to treat and find a cure for the devastating neurological disease that leads to paralysis and death.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also...

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PhD Student Roxanne Oshidari (pictured left) with Prof. Karim Mekhail

By: LInda Quattrin

Understanding precisely how damaged DNA gets repaired is an important avenue in developing better treatments for various diseases such as cancer.

Molecular biologists at work in this field sought...

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We are pleased to congratulate the six faculty members in LMP who received approval for promotion effective July 1, 2018.  These promotions are richly deserved and a testament to the significant academic contributions and impact of these...

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Dr. Chen Wang

By Heidi Singer

A University of Toronto scientist will perform real-time blood cell analysis on astronauts to determine how time, space and speed affect the immune...

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LMPSU Co-Presidents Negar Khosraviani, Ramana Trivedi

Repair and Recovery: Facets of Fibrosis (RRFF) January 13, 2018

A one-day conference providing attendees with a strong foundation of the current state of fibrosis research, while emphasizing new discoveries and the road...

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Paul Yip, Hilde Vandenberghe, Christine Collier, Shashank Tilak

The flagship diploma program in Clinical Biochemistry at U of T is one of the largest and longest running training programs of its kind in North America with U of T graduates working throughout Canada and around the world.

LMP held its...

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Graduate students Alessandra Tuccitto, Nada Haridy, and Claudia Bilodeau

The 20th Annual LMP Graduate Research Conference (GRC) was held on April 13, 2017 at Chestnut Conference Centre, and proved to be another great success thanks to the commitment and leadership of CLAMPS and GRC organizers. The scientific...

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We are pleased to congratulate the eight faculty members in LMP who received approval for promotion effective July 1, 2017.  These highly respected individuals are being recognized by their local, national and international peers for their...

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Josh Abraham

Congratulations to Josh Abraham, MD/PhD student in Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, supervised by Professor Karim Mekhail, on being awarded the prestigious Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award.

Science is about so many things...

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Michelle Lee and Armin Farahvash

On Saturday January 28, the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Student Union (LMPSU) hosted Beyond the Lancet: Conference on Surgical Technology and Applications to Disease.  Over 200 scientists, students, and guests gathered at the University...

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Co-Chairs Kevin Liu and Sudarshan Bala

Surgery is indispensable in saving lives and extending the human lifespan. The field has moved beyond primitive tools and techniques to optimizing safety and efficacy.  With over 234...

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Karim Mekhail and Joshua Abraham

Magnesium is essential for health — it plays a role in more than 300 biochemical processes in the human body. But could this mineral, found in many foods and readily available as a dietary supplement, also be a therapy for people with or at risk...

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Medical Sciences Building

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology will offer two new graduate courses this fall. One course covers proteomics and mass spectrometry and their clinical applications, while the other looks at neurodegenerative disease and gives...

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Professor Moriarty and graduate student

They’re small, unassuming — and potentially deadly. And while most bacteria are rendered harmless by the body’s defense mechanisms, to date there has been very little understanding of exactly how bacteria are able to navigate the blood...

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David Irwin headshot

Scientists in China recently discovered changes in gene function that partly explain how snub-nosed monkeys have adapted to life in Asia's remote mountains. The findings could help conserve the endangered primates and may shed light on altitude...

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