Faculty Research Database

This is a database for faculty who have submitted a research profile. To view all LMP faculty and their contact information, go to the Faculty Contact Directory.

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MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology
Phone: 416-340-4800
Ext: 5201
BSc, MSc, PhD, PMP
Adjunct Professor
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
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MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: St. Michael's Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Phone: 416-360-4000
Ext: 6129
PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Toronto Western Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

We study Alzheimer’s disease and prion disorders, pursuing the hypothesis that early diagnostics and disease intervention strategies will emerge from an in-depth understanding of etiologies. To this end, we focus on (1) molecular events that promote the formation of toxic Aβ assemblies, (2) how the presence of Aβ causes perturbations in the biology of Tau, and (3) how disease-associated conformers of Tau or PrP cause cells to die.

Phone: 416-507-6864
PhD
Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience

The focus of Dr. Schuurmans’ research is on the specification of neural cell fates in the developing central nervous system, in particular in the developing retina and neocortex. She is now applying her knowledge of neural development to understand the injury response, and to mobilize endogenous stem cells for tissue repair. Her lab is also developing lineage conversion strategies for neural cell replacement therapies.

Phone: 416-480-6100
Ext: 3266
MD PhD FRCPC DRCPSC FIAC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Dr Schwock's  interests involve mechanisms of progression and metastasis in solid tumors, the application of molecular oncologic pathology to minimal specimen types, and Cytopathology training and education.

Phone: 416-340-4800
Ext: 5001
MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular

Dr. Seidman has a background in vascular biology, immunology, and molecular genetics. Currently, his research is primarily collaborative, with foci on translational and clinical aspects of cardiovascular medicine and rheumatology. Major foci include valvular disease (particularly bioprosthetic valves), inflammatory cardiomyopathies, vasculitis, and IgG4-related disease.

Phone: 416-340-3003
PhD, FACMGG, FCCMG
Assistant Professor
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

Research interests are focused on the identification of molecular signatures associated with disease progression in genitourinary malignancies, particularly bladder and prostate cancer. The dissection of clinically relevant genomic alterations may identify markers with prognostic and/or predictive potential, which can in turn facilitate risk stratification and enable therapeutic management.

Phone: 416-340-4800
PhD
Professor
Research Location: St. Michael's Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology
Secondary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology

Transfusion/platelet immunology, pathophysiology of immune thrombocytopenias, mechanism of action of IVIg/anti-D, transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)

Phone: 416-864-5534
PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Metabolism & Nutrition

Dr. Sepiashvili has diverse academic interests in the field of clinical chemistry. She is interested in translating new lab tests from research into clinical use and applying novel technologies to advance the clinical utility of lab tests and their throughput. Furthermore, she enjoys collaborating with clinical colleagues towards laboratory quality improvement and lab test utilization.

Phone: 416-813-7654
Ext: 202884
PhD
Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Our laboratory characterizes breast and prostate cancer biomarkers that have diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Functional testing of these biomarkers is done to understand molecular mechanisms of human tumorigenesis. New molecular therapies arising from our mechanistic understanding of cancer development are tested in a clinically relevant patient-derived tumor xenografted mouse model.

Phone: 416-480-6100
Ext: 3536
PhD, FCCMG
Associate Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Cancer

Research interests focus primarily on the study of genomic disease and pediatric leukemias using molecular cytogenetic techniques, and the application of genomic microarray technology to the study of genomic disease.

Phone: 416-813-7654
Ext: 1448
MD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Human Development & Aging
Phone: 416-586-4800
Ext: 4101
MD
Associate Professor

I specialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. I am interested in laboratory education of embryologists.

Phone: 416-586-4994
MD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Molecular classification of gynecological cancers; molecular characterization of pre-malignant alterations in fallopian tube epithelium; hereditary ovarian cancer

    

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology
Secondary Research Area: Cardiovascular

My research interests are in transfusion medicine as it relates to cardiovascular surgery and maternal fetal medicine, hematological disorders disorders of pregnancy and evidence based practise guidelines.

Phone: 416-586-4800
Ext: 2296
BSc, MSc, PhD
Professor Emeritus / Emerita
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology
Secondary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience

Dr Shek's research addresses severe hemorrhage associated with coagulopathy that requires immediate blood loss control and fluid resuscitation. His other research area explores the application of magnetoencephalography for the objective diagnosis and assessment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury.

MD
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Phone: 416-480-6100
Ext: 2126
MD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Secondary Research Area: Metabolism & Nutrition

Our research activities focus on discovering novel methods to prevent and treat intestinal injury in humans and enhance the quality-of-life and health of Canadians.

Phone: 416-813-7827
PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

My research uses the tools of modern sequence-based genomics to discover the mutations that are present in the genomes of paediatric cancer patients, and to understand how these mutations alter the somatic transcriptome. I have a strong interest in sarcoma biology. I'm directly involved with the  introduction of cutting-edge genomics, such as whole genome sequencing, into clinical practice.

Phone: 416-813-6205

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