Faculty Research Database

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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
Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Phone: 416-813-7753
Ext: 2912

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MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: St. Michael's Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer

Herditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia study; Ongoing study of the Utility of examining deeper histologic sections and/or special stains in order to enhance the accuracy of diagnosis of dermatopathologic specimen

Phone: 416-864-5074
MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

My research is focused on the molecular epidemiology and genomics, and determinants of resistance and virulence in  M. tuberculosis strains and non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM).  Research initiatives have been undertaken using comparative genomics and strain characterization (e.g. LSPs and SNPs) to recognize and identify virulence factors associated with local, circulating strains of M. tuberculosis.

Phone: 647-792-3169
MD, PhD
Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Phone: 416-340-4800
Ext: 4768
MD, FRCPC, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology

My research interest is preventing healthcare associated infections. As an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist, my research is focused on prevention of vancomycin resistant enterococci, ventilator associated pneumonia and C. difficile.

Phone: 416-586-4800
Ext: 2014
BSc MD FRCP(C)
Lecturer
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology
Phone: 416-756-6334
PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

1.  The functions of resident CD11c+ myeloid cells in healthy mouse aorta and in the initiation of atherosclerosis. 
2.  The role of oxidized lipid loading on TLR-induced inflammatory gene expression in primary macrophages and dendritic cells.
3.  Mechanisms regulating basal NF-kappaB homeostasis in endothelial cells.             

Phone: 416-581-7599
PhD, DSc
Associate Professor
Research Location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Research in my laboratory has been focused on the development of genetic strategies for HIV prevention and treatment. To treat HIV-infected individuals, we are developing gene therapy whereby patients own blood cells will be genetically modified to secrete antiviral proteins that would inhibit HIV infection of target cells for life.

Phone: 416-978-2499
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor Emeritus / Emerita
Research Location: St. Michael's Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Secondary Research Area: Cancer

Our research laboratory is interested in exploring the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tumor cell adhesion and migration, in an effort to develop biomarkers relevant to the invasion of cancer cells in vivo, and to generate inhibitors of  these processes.

MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Phone: 416-340-4800
Ext: 8178

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MD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

To develop a translational research program that characterizes host-parasite interactions responsible for major global health threats such as malaria and HIV. To determine the molecular basis for adverse clinical outcomes in life-threatening inefctions and to translate this knowledge into novel therapeutic interventions.

Phone: 416-581-7704
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: Toronto Western Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

My research aims to understand the key molecular pathways responsible for neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease and to develop novel therapies by targetting these pathways.

Phone: 416-603-6422
MD, PhD, FRCSC
Associate Professor
Research Location: Toronto Western Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

My laboratory focuses on understanding how chaperone molecules fail to maintain protein homeostasis in Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders with the goal of developing novel molecular therapeutics for the treatment of these disorders.

Phone: 416-603-5866
BA, MA, PhD, FACMG
Professor Emeritus / Emerita
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

Work in my laboratory focuses on the development of new testing that can be utilized in the clinical setting.  We are using next generation sequencing and multiplex mutation testing to genotype blood and tissue samples from patients with diseases such as melanoma and lung cancer to better understand their underlying biology.

MD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Human Development & Aging
Secondary Research Area: Cancer

Dr. Kandel's clinical expertise is in the diagnosis of soft tissue and bone tumors. Her research interest is in regenerative medicine and the musculoskeletal system and the mechanisms regulating tissue repair.   

Phone: 416-978-2557
PhD
Professor
Research Location: Toronto Western Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

Dr. Kapoor's research program is directed towards understanding the complex pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA) and identifying new therapeutic strategies to counteract the destruction of the articular cartilage during OA.

Phone: 416-603-5800
Ext: 4796
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PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Acute and chronic lung diseases represent a major health care problem. Regeneration of healthy lung is an exciting long-term goal and a formidable challenge. My research interests include development of practical approaches for treatment of lung disease. Studies include: Cell-based therapeutic approaches for end-stage lung disease; Lung and tracheal regeneration and Pluripotent derived lung epithelial cells for tissue engineering applications.

Phone: 416-580-7530
MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: North York General Hospital
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

Dr. Katz’s research interests span across all areas of Infection Prevention and Control. Areas of special interest include: Infection prevention and control in a community hospital setting, Community-associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Influenza and febrile respiratory illness.

Phone: 416-756-6130
MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience

My academic interests include education, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative neuropathology.

Phone: 416-480-6100
Ext: 88055
PhD
Professor
Research Location: Princess Margaret Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Phone: 416-634-8773

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