Program Faculty

Samuel Aparicio

Breast cancer, genome sequencing

Julie Robillard

Patient experience/patient engagement, eHealth, Assistive technology, Neuroethics, Brain health technology, Artificial intelligence, Dementia, Mental health

Scott Tebbutt

Dual organism molecular interaction (fungal spores & human airway epithelium), Early and late reactions in allergic asthma and rhinitis, Diagnostics of acute heart rejection, Neonatal vaccine immunogenicity, Systems biology, biomarkers & bioinformatics

Wendy Robinson

Medical Genetics, Human Development, Epigenetics, miRNA, Preterm Birth, Placenta, Mosaicism, Fetal Growth, DNA methylation, Sex differences

Xuesen Dong

Richard Lester

Digital health, Mobile health (mHealth), Precision Public Health, Patient-centered care, Global Health

Gregor Reid

paediatric cancer

Sunil Kalia

optics, photobiology, dermatoepidemiology, cancer

Denise Daley

genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, epigenetics, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions

Jolanda Cibere

early osteoarthritis, magnetic resonance imaging in osteoarthritis, biomarkers in osteoarthritis, progression of early osteoarthritis, clinical detection of early osteoarthritis

Quynh Doan

Health Services

Louise Masse

Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification, Physical activity

Peter Dodek

moral distress, quality improvement/patient safety

Baljinder Singh Salh

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon cancer, Signal transduction

Joan Sims Gould

aging, community based participatory research, health and mobility, home care, prevention, built and social environments, implementation sciencei

Morgan Price

family medicine, eHealth Adoption, eHealth Requirements Engineering, eHealth Ux/UI Design, software engineering, Decision Support Systems, Treatment Adherence, Consumer eHealth, Health System Improvement, Primary Care, Team-based care

Kishore Mulpuri

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Pediatric Hip Conditions, Methodological Research, Orthopaedic Engineering , Patient Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance

Mahyar Etminan

Oular Epidemiology, Drug Safety, Epidemiologist Study Design, Causal Inference

Bradley Quon

biomarker discovery and development, clinical epidemiology, health care economics, medication adherence

Chun Yong Seow

Airway smooth muscle, Contraction mechanism

Babak Shadgan

Clinical Biophotonics, Sports & Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine

Christopher Carlsten

Theodore Steiner

intestinal immunology, innate immunity, gastrointestinal infections

Liam Brunham

Lipids, Genetics, Pharmacogenomics, Cardiovascular diseases

Isabella Tai

Caigan Du

pathophysiology of Kidney disease, cell and antibody/protein therapy, Kidney transplantation and organ preservation , Technology for diagnosis of kidney disease, Peritoneal dialysis

Shubhayan Sanatani

Sudden death, ion channelopathies, supraventricular tachycardia, autonomic nervous system

Maureen Ashe

older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews, fracture, built environment

Thalia Field

stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition

Yossef Av-Gay

Drug discovery, Macrophage biology, Tuberculosis

Steven Daniel Pelech

Protein microarrays, Protein kinases, Protein phosphatases, Protein phosphorylation, Mitosis, Meiosis, Cell signalling, Signal transduction

Janel Kopp

Pancreas, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic development, Modeling cancer

Michael Brauer

air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology, remote sensing

Linda Li

Patient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research, Patient engagement, Knowledge translation, Implementation science, Digital media

Youwen Zhou

Biomarkers in cancer and inflammation, Genetics and genomics of skin diseases, Melanoma, vitiligo, hyperhidrosis, and skin lymphoma, Innovative therapeutic development

Angela Devlin

obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming

Anthony Traboulsee

multiple sclerosis, magnetic resonance imaging, neuromyelitls optica (NMO)

Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Healthy Aging, Fall Prevention, Cognitive Aging, Sleep, Physical Activity, Mobility

Bonita Sawatzky

mobility, outcome measures, biomechanics, assistive devices, rare disease

Michael Kobor

Epigenetics, Social Epigenetics, Molecular Biology , Chromatin Biology

Bruce Carleton

Pharmacogenomics, Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), Drug safety and effectiveness, Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance

Shannon Kolind

MRI, Medical Physics, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord, Brain, Neurological Disease, Myelin

Alexander Scott

musculoskeletal, sports medicine, physiotherapy, physical therapy, orthopaedics

Nancy Ford

micro-computed tomography, physiological gating, models of respiratory disease, image-based measurements, dental imaging, x-ray imaging

Chinten James Lim

tumour cell biology, mechanisms of drug resistance, integrin cell adhesion and migration, tumour microenvironment, pediatric oncology

Christian Schuetz

Addiction, Cognitive Control, Treatment

Mads Daugaard

Cancer biology, Glycobiology, DNA damage response pathways, Cancer therapy, Cancer diagnostics, Stress signalling in cancer, Immunotherapy

Xiaoyan Jiang

Basic and translational leukemia research, Leukemic stem cell biology , Gene regulation , Drug resistance , Proteomics, Immunotherapy

Stuart Turvey

Microbiome cohort studies, Primary immune deficiencies, Precision medicine

Christopher Maxwell

Hereditary Cancer, Cell division, Cell migration, Differentiation, Cell polarity

Patricia Janssen

maternal child health, health of marginalized women , mobile health for pregnancy and parenting

Kelly Marshall McNagny

Stem Cells, Immunology, Inflammation, Mouse models of human disease, Tissue degeneration/regeneration, Cancer, innate immune response, kidney function

Kevin John McElwee

Karim Miran-Khan

Exercise is Medicine , Health promotion via Exercise, Type 2 DM prevention

Emma Guns

pharmacology, ADMET, drug discovery, mass spectrometry, natural products, cancer cell biology, steroidogenesis in oncology, hormone receptor targeting and pathway analysis (pharmacodynamics), extracellular vesicles in cancer cell communication

Lucy Marzban

Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation, Beta Cell Death, Beta Cell survival, Islet Function, Apoptotic Pathways, Cytokines, Prohormone Processing

Dan Luciani

Diabetes, Pancreatic beta-cell function and failure, Mitochondrial physiology, Cell calcium signalling, Cell stress signalling, Mechanisms of cell death, Autophagy

Edward Conway

Translational research, blood, hemostasis-thrombosis, transfusion, coagulation, hematology, transgenic mice, vascular biology, endothelial, immunity, bleeding, thrombosis, arthritis, Coagulation, innate immunity, endothelial medicine, inflammation, cardiovascular disease

Christopher Ryerson

Interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, dyspnea, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptom management, health care databases.

Janice Eng

Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain

Stephen C Lam

Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy

Constance Jean Eaves

Normal and leukemic stem cells, normal and malignant breast stem cells

Alan So

study of development of novel therapeutics for bladder cancer and determination of the functional role of GLI1/2 in the progression of prostate cancer to its lethal stage of androgen independence; discovery and development of novel agents to treat bladder cancer as well as development of the mechanisms of treatment resistance in renal cell carcinoma.

Yu Tian Wang

Learning and memory, stroke

Artem Cherkasov

Drug design; Bioinformatics, Molecular modeling; Proteomics; Artificial intelligence; Antibiotics

Donald Sin

CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Gerald Krystal

Blood research, immunology, inflammation, effect of diet on cancer

Delbert Richard Dorscheid

Asthma, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Respiratory System

Paul Anthony Keown

immune response in transplantation and autoimmune disease, and ranges from molecular genetics to healthcare economics

Alice Mui

Inflammatory Signalling Pathways

Morad Hameed

Trauma Surgery; Emergency General Surgery; Critical Care Medicine; Public Health

John Fleetham

Sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, imaging techniques, respiratory muscle function, systemic blood pressure, hypothalamic pituitary function, psychological status, disordered breathing

Kevin Gregory-Evans

retina, stem cells, gene therapy, retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, Best’s disease, x-linked retinoschisis, electroretinography., Eye, novel molcular approaches in the treatment of retinal disease, cell-based therapeutics ofr age-related macular degenration and retinitis pigmentosa, molecular defects underlying retinal disease

Amina Zoubeidi

Drug resistance in prostate cancer, androgen receptor activity, phenotypic plasticity, enzalutamide

Sylvia Stockler-Ipsiroglu

Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism (Nutrition & Metabolism), pathophysiology and treatment of neurometabolic disorders, ceberal creatine deficiency syndromes, cerebral glucose dificiency syndromes, epilepsy, mental retardation

Lynn Stothers

neurourology; urinary tract infection; urodynamics; urology

Andrew Sandford

genetic basis of asthma and has extended his studies to include the genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and peanut allergy as well as the genetic basis of pulmonary disease severity in cystic fibrosis; potential effects on gene function of genetic variants associated with these disease outcomes

Sonia Yeung

Ocular surface stem cell transplantation for limbal stem cell disease; Alternate sources for ocular surface stem cell transplantation; Limbal stem cell imaging and niche studies; Long-term gene expression in ocular stem cells for therapeutics

Terrance Preston Snutch

Molecular and genetic analysis of the nervous system

Erik Skarsgard

Fetal surgery, Chest wall disorders in children, birth defects, neonatal surgical outcomes, perinatal networks, prenatal diagnosis and intrauerine surgery

Kevin Harris

Evidence to Innovation; Preventive Cardiology; Cardiovascular Outcomes; Interventional Pediatric Cardiology

Alexander Guillermo Beristain

Healthy Starts; cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development; Examining the A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase (ADAM) family in trophoblast biology; Examining the effects of obesity-associated inflammation on the maternal-fetal interface; Identifying gene expression differences in subpopulations of trophoblasts in normal and pathological pregnancies

Bruce Vallance

Enteric bacterial pathogens, innate immunity, instestinal inflammation, host defense, inflammatory bowel disease, immunity in health and disease

Mary De Vera

examining how eHealth technologies can support new and existing models of care to improve care delivery and patient outcomes; exploring patients' perspectives and experiences with medication taking and adherence; and evaluating the use and impacts of medications among pregnant women, particularly with inflammatory conditions.

Aly Karsan

Myelodysplatic syndromes, myeloid malignancies, innate immune signaling in vascular hematopoietic function, genomics for clinical diagnostics

Jacob Rozmus

Bone marrow transplantation Chronic graft-versus-host disease Primary immune deficiencies

Manish Sadarangani

Fabio Rossi

Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine blood, Stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, control of cell fate

Harvey Lui

lasers; skin disease; psoriasis; dermatology; pigmentary disorders; vitiligo; applied optics; photomedicine; photodynamic therapy, Dermatology, photomedicine, lasers, psoriasis, vitiligo, dermatologic education

Clifford Neil Kitson

biological membranes that form the permeability barrier of the skin, and in how these properties may be altered in common and uncommon disorders of the skin

Megan Levings

Immune homeostasis

Kourosh Afshar

Genital reconstruction and pediatric renal transplant

A Jonathan Stoessl

Parkinson's disease

Silke Cresswell

Functional imaging (PETand fMRI) in Parkinson

Vincent Duronio

Signal transduction, enzymes, cell regulation, programmed cell death, apoptosis, protein kinase, phosphorylation networks, oxidized LDL, macrophages, gene regulation

Najib Ayas

Public health and afety consequences of sleep apnea and sleep deprivation

Stirling Bryan

Economics of health care, policy, from UK

Steven Plotkin

Biophysics theory and computation

Lorne Kastrukoff

MS; human immunology and multiple sclerosis particularly T-cell responses and most recently NK or natural killer cell responses

Christopher Ong

Tom Blydt-Hansen

Childhood Diseases; Pediatric kidney transplant; Injury phenotype; Rejection; Biomarkers; Metabolomics; Chemokines

Cheryl Gregory-Evans

Tissue fusion during development, Aniridia, retinal therapeutics

Julio Sergio Gonzalez-Montaner

Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, development of antiretroviral therapies and management strategies

Orson Moritz

Mechanisms underlying genetically inherited forms of blindness

Peter Black

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (especially equality rights); Canadian human rights legislation

Helen Tremlett

multiple sclerosis, prognosis, disease progression, natural history, disease modifying therapies, drugs, beta-interferon, therapeutics, adverse drug, reactions, side effects, effectiveness, epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, liver, pregnancy, Multiple sclerosis, euroepidemiology

Laura Sly

Childhood Diseases; Macrophages; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Inflammation; Innate immune responses

Poul Sorensen

Childhood cancer cells, genomic science

Jan Peter Dutz

Immunity in Health & Disease, diabetes, dermatology

Angela Jane Roskams

Alzheimer's, cellular development, degeneration and regeneration in the olfactory system

John Esdaile

Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and systemic lupus

Michael Cox

genetic testing, experiences of hereditary risk, social and ethical implications of genetics, interpersonal and family communication, qualitative research, narrative and story, Prostate cancer

Neil Cashman

prion disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, protein misfolding diseases, Alzheimer's

Heather Anne McKay

Role of physical activity and healthy eating to optimize bone health and promote healthy body weight during childhood

Matthew Ramer

Pain, Plasticity, Regeneration, Sensory neurons, Sympathetic neurons

Gordon Francis

Diane Lacaille

General internal, Arthritis & Joint Health

Doris Doudet

Brain imaging, mood disorders, stimulation therapies, Parkinson's disease

Simon Rabkin


Niranjan Kissoon

Sepsis and critical care

John Boyd

The cross-application of techniques from cardiovascular physiology and immunology has resulted in exciting discoveries, including proving for the first time that stimulation of Toll-Like Receptors expressed by cardiac myocytes resulted in cardiac contractile dysfunction

Andrei Krassioukov

autonomic dysfunctions following spinal cord injury (SCI)

Stephanus Van Eeden

Mechanisms of lung inflammation, particularly, lung inflammation caused by infection, cigarette smoking and air pollution

Neil Reiner

Host/Pathogen Interactions, host defense against intracellular infection and how intracellular microbes disrupt cellular functions to favor their survival

Catherine Garnis

Cancer biology; Tumor progression; Oral premalignant lesions; Head and neck cancer; RNA biology, microRNAs; Alternative splicing; Biomarkers

Christopher Shaw


Ben Chew

how kidney stones form and in particular intestinal absorption of minerals that can form kidney stones (calcium and oxalate); genetically modifying bacteria normally used to make yogurt to express a naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down oxalate, thus preventing its absorption into the body where it can combine with calcium to form kidney stones.

Doug Matsell

Childhood kidney disease, Congenital urinary tract obstruction

Bradford Hoffman

Understanding how the genes critical to endocrine pancreas development, as well as ?-cell function and proliferation are regulated is essential for the development of novel strategies for the production of insulin-secreting cells, and for improving the efficacy of available transplantable material.

David Moore

HIV prevention and control, HIV among men who have sex with men, HIV in sub-Saharan Africa; epidemiology; public health

Keith Walley

Organ failure during sepsis

Andrew Krahn

management of cardiac arrhythmias; investigation of genetic causes of arrhythmias, causes of loss of consciousness and implantable arrhythmia device monitoring

Paul Harrigan

Drug Resistance, Genotyping, Automated Sequencing, Drug Development, and Clinical Trials

Soren Gantt

cytomegalovirus, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, herpes simplex virus, congenital infection, newborn infection, Burkitt

Haishan Zeng

Family practice, dermatology

Choon Jim Lim

Biomass and fossil fuels, Spouted bed, Gas-particle system hydrodynamics, heat transfer, Hydrogen production

Catharine Rankin

Effects of experience early in development on adult behaviour and the nervous system, adult learning and memory

Tillie-Louise Hackett

Molecular determinants of COPD, small airway obstruction, angiotensin signalling, defective airway epithelial differentiation in asthma, human lung cell repository

Mark Fitzgerald

asthma; tuberculosis:outcomes evaluation;clinical trials, Epidemiology

Aziz Ghahary

Cell transplantation, diabetes, scaffold, skin substitute, wound healing

Tricia Tang

Diabetes; Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues associated with Diabetes Self-management.

Victor Ling

Resistance to anticancer drugs, glycoprotein, chemotherapy, proteins

Adeera Levin

Hypertension/Renal Transplantation; Medical Education; Outcome/Evaluation Method Applied to Renal Patients

Mariana Brussoni

injury prevention, accident prevention, fathering, risk-taking

Michael Underhill

Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype

Rajavel Elango

Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition

Darren Warburton

cardiovascular physiology, clinical exercise rehabilitation, interactive video games, , Sport cardiology and clinical exercise rehabilitation, elite athletic performance, childhood health, treatments for patients with chronic disease, cardiac rehabilitation

Fidel Vila-Rodriguez

Brain stimulation Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Theta-bust stimulation (TBS) Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) Depression Psychosis Schizophrenia

Reinhard Krausz

addiction, complex concurrent disorders, E -Mental Health, Internet based healthcare, vulnerable urban populaton, Psychosis, opiate addiction, e-mental health, internet based healthcare, vulnerbale urban population, trauma, homelessness and mental health

Juan Antonio Avina Zubieta

Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases (SARDs); Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); Long term effectiveness; Multivariate analyses; Outcomes assessment; Pharmaco-epidemiology

Jeremy Road

Respiratory medicine

Dirk Lange

ureteral stent associated morbidity

Rodney Knight

Pascal Lavoie

Neonatal Immunity, Infection/Inflammation, Inheritance/Genetics of Neonatal Morbidities, Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease

Ralph Buttyan

Kidneys, Urinary System, Benign Bladder Dysfunctions

Alexander Wyatt

Viviane Dias Lima

Biostatistics, Epidemiological Methods, Epidemiology of HIV Disease, Epidemiology of HCV Disease, Public Health, Health care utilization, Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases