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Professors Jeffrey Lee and Karim Mekhail

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that Professors Jeffrey Lee and Karim Mekhail, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, have been approved for tenure, effective July 1, 2015.

Professor Jeffrey Lee...

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Yiming Wang, Sarah Farr and Xin (Kevin) Wang

Congratulations to our students who participated in this year’s 2015 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) National Student Research Poster Competition. The high-profile competition, recently held at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,...

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Congratulations to all LMP members for another amazing year! The Department recently recognized its accomplishments at its Annual Evening of Entertainment and Celebration.

The DoubleTree by Hilton buzzed with excitement as guests enjoyed...

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G. Raymond Chang

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the establishment of the G. Raymond Chang Forensic Pathology Fellow at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology following a landmark $2 million...

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Dean Trevor Young and Christine Kreutzer

Congratulations to Christine Kreutzer for receiving the 2015 David Keeling Award for Administrative Excellence. This award recognizes her longstanding commitment and excellent leadership in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (...

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We are pleased to congratulate the seven faculty members in LMP who received approval from the Provost for promotion effective July 1, 2015. These highly respected individuals are being recognized by peers within the University, nationally and...

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For years there was little hope for children diagnosed with rhabdoid brain tumours. Infants with the rare disease would undergo surgery, chemotherapy and sometimes radiation, but these treatments had toxic side effects and often failed. Now...

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Cindi Morshead, Michael Pollanen, Isabelle Aubert, Cynthia Hawkins, Karim Mekhail, JoAnne McLaurin and Joel Watts

By Katie Babcock and Joey Silburt

From innovative research on brain cancer and neurodegenerative disease to neuro-regenerative strategies and drug design, LMP’s Inaugural Neuroscience Day featured an impressive breadth of...

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Why is research essential to pathology practice? How is research and practice changing over time and how can our residents and trainees best prepare for the future?

To address these important questions, LMP hosted the annual Postgraduate...

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Isabelle Aubert

It’s one of the final frontiers in biomedical research — how to target and treat brain disease. Now a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology has found a new way to...

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Henry Cheng, Nadiya Khyzha, Professor Jason Fish, Lan Dang, Emilie Boudreau and Sebastien Njock

Scientists have found that blood vessel cells have a deeper level of communication than previously believed. This discovery could lead to new diagnostics and more targeted treatment for cardiovascular disease, according to research led by...

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John Prassas and Vicki Higgins

By Joey Silburt

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 marked the annual LMP Faculty vs. Students Volleyball Game. Pitting students against their supervisors, this match was an all-out battle for ultimate bragging rights. Reeling from...

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From cancer and diabetes to cardiovascular and infectious diseases, the research at the Annual LMP Graduate Research Conference represented the full breadth of study at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP).


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Samir Patel

If you’re returning from abroad with a fever, your doctor will likely test you for malaria. You’ll give multiple blood samples at the lab, and if the results are inconclusive, you’ll face yet another round of tests.

Researchers from the...

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Stephen McCarthy

By Rory McKeown

Since March 2014, Ebola has killed a reported 10, 704 people  – but what if existing medicines could stop it in its tracks?

The final round of the third annual Three Minute Thesis competition at the...

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Jonathan Cook

In 2007, Jonathan Cook played in his final Vans Warped Tour, North America’s longest-running alternative rock festival. Today, he’s a third-year PhD candidate at U of T working with Professor Jeffrey Lee.   

“During the...

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By Raheem Peerani

From March 21 to 28, LMP members travelled to the 2015 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts.

As a second-time attendee, I...

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Heyu Ni

Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered the cause of a devastating bleeding disorder in the brains of unborn babies. Their findings also suggest a better way to treat this condition, a leading cause of miscarriages.


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Professor Allison McGeer

Congratulations to Professor Allison McGeer for receiving the 2015 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors. Presented by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), this award recognizes McGeer’s tremendous impact on the lives and careers of her mentees....

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Professor Hong Chang

Congratulations to Professor Hong Chang for winning the 2015 Excellence in Linking Undergraduate Teaching to Research in Life Sciences Award. Presented by the University of Toronto, the award honours Chang’s contribution to the Faculty of...

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