Program Faculty

Stuart Turvey

Microbiome cohort studies, Primary immune deficiencies, Precision medicine

Christopher Maxwell

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

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

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

Janel Kopp

Pancreas, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic development, Modeling cancer

Mads Daugaard

Cell Signaling and Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Stress and Cancer, Immunotherapy, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Cancer biology, Glycobiology, DNA damage response pathways, Cancer therapy, Cancer diagnostics, Stress signalling in cancer, Immunotherapy

Kishore Mulpuri

Cerebral Palsy, Bone Diseases, Connective Tissue Diseases, Joints (Articulations), Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders, Muscle, Muscular Diseases, Neuromuscular Diseases, Musculoskeletal Deformation, Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair, Trauma / Injuries, 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

Patricia Janssen

Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Social Determinants of Health, Perinatal Period, Gestation / Parturition, maternal child health, health of marginalized women , mobile health for pregnancy and parenting

Shubhayan Sanatani

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

Wendy Robinson

Developmental Genetics, Genomics, Reproduction and Growth, DNA and RNA Chips, Bioinformatics, Medical Genetics, Human Development, Epigenetics, miRNA, Preterm Birth, Placenta, Mosaicism, Fetal Growth, DNA methylation, Sex differences

Chinten James Lim

Cell Signaling and Cancer, Leukemia, Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy, tumour cell biology, mechanisms of drug resistance, integrin cell adhesion and migration, tumour microenvironment, pediatric oncology

Shannon Kolind

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

Dan Luciani

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

Theodore Steiner

Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases, Gastrointestinal Pathologies, Infectious Diseases, intestinal immunology, innate immunity, gastrointestinal infections

Liam Brunham

Genetic Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Lipid Disorders, Stem Cells and Organogenesis, Lipids, Genetics, Pharmacogenomics, Cardiovascular diseases

Michael Brauer

Environmental Health, Community Health / Public Health, air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology, remote sensing

Yossef Av-Gay

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Drug discovery, Macrophage biology, Tuberculosis

Gregor Reid

Vaccine and Cancer, Immunotherapy, Immune System, paediatric cancer

Kelly Marshall McNagny

Cancer of the Reproductive System, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Breast Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Allergies, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Immune System, Immunotherapy, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Embryonic Development, Stem Cells, Immunology, Inflammation, Mouse models of human disease, Tissue degeneration/regeneration, Cancer, innate immune response, kidney function

Bonita Sawatzky

Spinal Cord Diseases, mobility, outcome measures, biomechanics, assistive devices, rare disease

Quynh Doan

Emergency Medicine, Health Services

Yu Tian Wang

Learning and memory, stroke

Scott Tebbutt

Genomics and Proteomics, Asthma, Heart Transplantation, Complex Trait Genetics, Fungal Infections, Occupational Lung Diseases, Dual organism molecular interaction, Early and late reactions in allergic asthma, Diagnostics of acute heart rejection, Neonatal vaccine immunogenicity

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

Delbert Richard Dorscheid

Asthma, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Respiratory System

Donald Sin

CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

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

Christopher Ryerson

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

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

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.

Alexander Scott

Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair, musculoskeletal, sports medicine, physiotherapy, physical therapy, orthopaedics

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

Clive Roberts

Extracellular matrix remodelling and cell biology in inflammation, fibrosis, and wound healing

Gerald Krystal

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

Constance Jean Eaves

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

Lynn Stothers

neurourology; urinary tract infection; urodynamics; urology

Janice Eng

Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain

Xuesen Dong

Hormone Dependent Cancers, Prostate Cancer, Endocrine Regulation, Gene Regulation and Expression, Prematurity

Jolanda Cibere

Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, early osteoarthritis, magnetic resonance imaging in osteoarthritis, biomarkers in osteoarthritis, progression of early osteoarthritis, clinical detection of early osteoarthritis

Artem Cherkasov

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

Baljinder Singh Salh

Gastrointestinal Pathologies, Nutrition and Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon cancer, Signal transduction

Morad Hameed

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

Paul Anthony Keown

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

Steven Daniel Pelech

Cell Signaling, Neurological Diseases, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Cellular Differentiation, Cellular Division, Enzymes and Proteins, Functional and Structural Proteomics, Genomics and Proteomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Protein microarrays, Protein kinases, Protein phosphatases, Protein phosphorylation, Mitosis, Meiosis, Cell signalling, Signal transduction

Michael Kobor

Epigenetics, Social Epigenetics, Molecular Biology , Chromatin Biology

Louise Masse

Obesity, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Films, Membranes and Multiphase Polymers, Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification, Physical activity

Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Age and Risk Factors, Mobility, Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging, Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Rehabilitation, Healthy Aging, Fall Prevention, Cognitive Aging, Sleep, Physical Activity, Mobility

Nancy Ford

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

Emma Guns

Hormone Dependent Cancers, Prostate Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Nutrition and Cancer, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Steroids, Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics, 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

Alice Mui

Inflammatory Signalling Pathways

Samuel Aparicio

Breast cancer, genome sequencing

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

Stephen C Lam

Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy

Aly Karsan

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

Peter Black

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

Xiaoyan Jiang

Cancer Genetics, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Immunotherapy, Basic and translational leukemia research, Leukemic stem cell biology , Gene regulation , Drug resistance , Proteomics, Immunotherapy

Stirling Bryan

Economics of health care, policy, from UK

Vincent Duronio

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

Denise Daley

Complex Trait Genetics, Genetic Diseases, Asthma, Susceptibility Genes, Genetics of Aging, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, epigenetics, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions

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.

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

Mahyar Etminan

Eye and Visual System Diseases, Pharmacoepidemiology, Epidemiology, Oular Epidemiology, Drug Safety, Epidemiologist Study Design, Causal Inference

Peter Dodek

Intensive Care, Health Care Organization, moral distress, quality improvement/patient safety

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

Kevin Harris

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

Najib Ayas

Public health and afety consequences of sleep apnea and sleep deprivation

Christopher Carlsten

Environment and Respiratory Diseases

Richard Lester

Infectious Diseases, Telemedicine, Teleinformatics, Tuberculosis, Ethics and Health, AIDS / HIV, Health Care Technologies, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Native Health, Digital health, Mobile health (mHealth), Precision Public Health, Patient-centered care, Global 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

Amina Zoubeidi

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

Youwen Zhou

Skin Cancer, Skin Disorders, Lymphoma, Gene Regulation and Expression, Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Transgenic Model, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Biomarkers in cancer and inflammation, Genetics and genomics of skin diseases, Melanoma, vitiligo, hyperhidrosis, and skin lymphoma, Innovative therapeutic development

Erik Skarsgard

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

Kourosh Afshar

Genital reconstruction and pediatric renal transplant

A Jonathan Stoessl

Parkinson's disease

Anthony Traboulsee

Multiple Sclerosis, Imaging, multiple sclerosis, magnetic resonance imaging, neuromyelitls optica (NMO)

Colleen Nelson

changes in gene expression in androgen-independence of prostate cancer, and use of high-throughput bioprofiling for screening, validation, and functional evaluation of targets

Joan Sims Gould

Aging Process, Participatory research, Quality of Life and Aging, Health Prevention, aging, community based participatory research, health and mobility, home care, prevention, built and social environments, implementation sciencei

Fabio Rossi

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

Angela Jane Roskams

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

Manish Sadarangani

Harvey Lui

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

Babak Shadgan

Diagnostic Techniques, Trauma / Injuries, Spinal Cord Diseases, Biomedical Technologies, Sensors and Devices, Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair, Telemetry (Remote Sensing, Radar), Clinical Biophotonics, Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine

Chun Yong Seow

Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Asthma, Muscle, Respiratory System, Physiology, Airway smooth muscle, Contraction mechanism

Karim Miran-Khan

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

Bruce Vallance

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

Megan Levings

Immune homeostasis

Terrance Preston Snutch

Molecular and genetic analysis of the nervous system

Sunil Kalia

Skin Cancer, Optics and Photonics, Skin Disorders, Epidemiology, optics, photobiology, dermatoepidemiology, cancer

Heather Anne McKay

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

Lorne Kastrukoff

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

Niranjan Kissoon

Sepsis and critical care

Cheryl Gregory-Evans

Tissue fusion during development, Aniridia, retinal therapeutics

Diane Lacaille

General internal, Arthritis & Joint Health

John Esdaile

Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and systemic lupus

Julio Sergio Gonzalez-Montaner

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

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)

Catherine Garnis

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

Steven Plotkin

Biophysics theory and computation

Christopher Ong

Laura Sly

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

Neil Cashman

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

Matthew Ramer

Pain, Plasticity, Regeneration, Sensory neurons, Sympathetic neurons

Simon Rabkin

Hypertension

Poul Sorensen

Childhood cancer cells, genomic science

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

Stephanus Van Eeden

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

Doris Doudet

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

Angela Devlin

obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming

Jan Peter Dutz

Immunity in Health & Disease, diabetes, dermatology

Caigan Du

Renal Diseases, Bioactive Molecules, Immune Reactions, Immunotherapy, Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases, pathophysiology of Kidney disease, cell and antibody/protein therapy, Kidney transplantation and organ preservation , Technology for diagnosis of kidney disease, Peritoneal dialysis

Orson Moritz

Mechanisms underlying genetically inherited forms of blindness

Gordon Francis

Maureen Ashe

Rehabilitation Care and Services, Social Aspects of Aging, Health Care Technologies, Osteoporosis, older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews, fracture, built environment

Tom Blydt-Hansen

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

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

Bradley Quon

Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Respiratory System, Proteomics, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, biomarker discovery and development, clinical epidemiology, health care economics, medication adherence

Adeera Levin

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

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

Mark Fitzgerald

asthma; tuberculosis:outcomes evaluation;clinical trials, Epidemiology

Jeremy Road

Respiratory medicine

Neil Reiner

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

William Wei-Guo Jia

Brain tumour, Oncolytic virotherapy, Virus mediated genetherapy, Degenerative neurological diseases, Drug discovery from natural products, neurosurgery

Choon Jim Lim

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

Christopher Shaw

Paralympics

Catharine Rankin

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

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.

Tillie-Louise Hackett

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

Doug Matsell

Childhood kidney disease, Congenital urinary tract obstruction

Soren Gantt

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

Paul Harrigan

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

Mariana Brussoni

injury prevention, accident prevention, fathering, risk-taking

Bruce Carleton

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

Tricia Tang

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

Rajavel Elango

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

Aziz Ghahary

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

Isabella Tai

Cancer of the Digestive System

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.

Victor Ling

Resistance to anticancer drugs, glycoprotein, chemotherapy, proteins

David Moore

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

Haishan Zeng

Family practice, dermatology

Andrew Krahn

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

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

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

Keith Walley

Organ failure during sepsis

Michael Underhill

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

Dirk Lange

ureteral stent associated morbidity

Julie Robillard

New Technology and Social Impacts, Social Aspects of Aging, Health Care Technologies, Mental Health and Society, Patient experience/patient engagement, eHealth, Assistive technology, Neuroethics, Brain health technology, Artificial intelligence, Dementia, Mental health

Pascal Lavoie

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

Christian Schuetz

Tobias Kollmann

Immunity in Health & Disease, immunology and immunological diseases, developmental/neonatal immunology, infectious disease, vaccines, HIV/AIDS

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