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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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Xavier Revelo in lab

Researchers in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology recently discovered an immune mechanism that links obesity with insulin resistance, a condition that raises the risk of heart disease and often leads to type 2 diabetes.

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Medicine pills

We take antibiotics for granted, but one day they may not be available anymore. We're all responsible for overusing these life-saving drugs — doctors, patients, even farmers. And the day is coming when we will once again die from simple...

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Phedias Diamandis headshot

Phedias Diamandis is one of 330 medical residents who will finish training this week at the University of Toronto. Diamandis specializes in neuropathology, a five-year residency...

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Izumo1 and Juno. Image copyright Joy Qu

Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered the first interactions between the human sperm and egg — the initial steps in the creation of human life. The discovery lays a foundation to better understand fertilization and could lead to...

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Sean McCurdy will graduate this week with a PhD in Bioinformatics. Although he spent much of his doctorate in the lab and classroom, the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology student also co-wrote a patent with a law firm, helped...

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The 10th Annual LMP Post-Graduate Research Day was held on April 26, 2016 at UofT’s Hart House. The day was another great success due to the outstanding leadership of the organizing committee under the guidance of Dr. George Yousef,...

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