Faculty Research Database

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PhD
Professor
Research Location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Secondary Research Area: Cancer

We are interested in the structural aspects of components of the Hedgehog pathway that generate the diversity of cellular responses to the Hedgehog ligands in normal cells, during mammary gland development and in transformed (cancer) cells.

Phone: 416-978-8741
MBCh, MD
Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer

Breast cancer has been the focus of my research in the last 25 years.  Specifically, I have concentrated on the investigation of biological markers as prognostic and predictive factors for response to therapy.

Phone: 416-480-6100
Ext: 3565
MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Secondary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology

Our lab studies the cytoskeleton inside of cells and how these molecular highways move key components in and out of the cell. We study both immune cells and bone cells and focus on both basic cellular machinery allowing their specialized functions, as well as the intracellular changes when these cells are impacted by infection or disease. 

Phone: 416-287-7377
PhD, MD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

The Hawkins laboratory focuses on genetic and proteomic markers for prognostication and therapy guidance in paediatric brain tumours including astrocytoma, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and ependymoma.

Phone: 416-813-5938
PhD, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Molecular mechanisms underlying long term effects of brain trauma, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Seizure disorder.

Phone: 416-813-1500
Ext: 203140
MD, MRCP
Professor
Research Location: Princess Margaret Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Main focus is on pancreatic cancer biology and experimental treatment, using patient-derived primary xenografts. Expertise in analytical methods for studying complex biological processes in the near-clinical setting.

Phone: 416-946-2262
Ext:
MD, FRCPC, PhD
Professor
Research Location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Research interests include: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) receptor discovery and drug targeting; determinants of asthma and allergy in children; lung pathology; respiratory virus-host interactions.

Phone: 416-978-5150
MD, MSc, DLM, MD (Forensic), FCAP, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Human Development & Aging
Secondary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Phone: 647-329-1926
MD, PhD, FRCPC (AP & FP)
Assistant Professor

My research interests centre upon the “investigation of deaths resulting from unintended complications of devices and materials used in healthcare and the community setting”. It is my hope that identifying, understanding, and publishing on these types of unnecessary deaths will help reduce their future occurrence.

Phone: 647-329-1865
MD, PhD, DSc
Professor Emeritus / Emerita
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

My research evolved around genetic diseases of connective tissues and pathology of extracellular matrix.  I have pioneered bioengineering of human articular and ear cartilages and addressed pathomorphology and therapy of cardiac and vascular diseases. I also aim at induction of new elastic fibers formation and aleviation of collagenous fibroses.

Phone: 416-813-6725
PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Phone: 416-586-4463
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology

Dr. Hojilla’s primary research interests lie in Informatics/Data Analytics and how they impact Lymphoma diagnosis and prognosis.  Computational tools that employ various programming languages, statistics packages, and image analysis software are used to interrogate different clinical, pathologic, and technical data sets.

Phone: 416-586-4800
Ext: 4462
PhD
Adjunct Lecturer
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Secondary Research Area: Cardiovascular

My main research areas include cryopreservation and in vitro maturation of human gametes, embryos and gonadal tissue. Culture conditions and the effects of growth factors and supplements have also been a major part of my research activities.

Phone: 416-586-4800
Ext: 7698
MDCM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Cancer

My main focus is on novel biomarkers and potential immune targets in gastrointestinal and hepatopancreaticobiliary cancer.

PhD
Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Dr. Jim Hu's major research goal is to develop novel gene delivery strategies in order to translate the genetic discoveries into clinical applications. His team developed novel viral vectors that can protect CF mice from acute lung bacterial infection and established methods for efficient airway gene delivery to large animals. His current endeavour is to achieve permanent airway gene correction by targeting the airway stem cells.

Phone: 416-813-6412
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Phone: 416-813-7360
Ext: 4362
BSc, FRCPC, MD
Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Molecular regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation & differentiation.  Tissue-specific transgene regulation informs molecular pathophysiology.  Genetic & experimental models of cardiovascular disease.  Clinical & experimental cardiovascular imaging.  Acute cardiac care.

Phone: 416-581-7880
BSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

Our laboratory is studying the impact of the microbial communities (i.e. the microbiome) in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis and other chronic lung diseases. We also participate in collaborative research investigating various aspects of lung injury, repair, and transplantation.

Phone: 416-480-4009

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MEng, BASc
Adjunct Lecturer

Research areas - Primary:  Entrepreneurship, Human-Centred Design, Secondary:  AI and Robotics, Service Design

PhD
Professor
Research Location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Metabolism & Nutrition

Our research interests are in the origin and evolution of new gene function focusing on genes that are involved in Diabetes.

Phone: 416-978-0519

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