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Professor Daniel Drucker

U of T Faculty of Medicine

Professor Daniel Drucker, of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP), has received the world’s most valuable award for diabetes research, the 2014...

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Professor Michael Pollanen

Congratulations to Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) Professor Michael Pollanen for being elected as President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS). He was recently selected for this prestigious position at the 20...

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Professor Danny Ghazarian

Held on Monday, November 17, at U of T’s Medical Sciences Building, the annual John B. Walter Dermatopathology Lectureship was an ideal opportunity for students to learn about groundbreaking treatment of melanoma.

Melanoma is the third...

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Professor Natasha Crowcroft

Q&A with Professor Natasha Crowcroft, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Public Health Ontario
Should we be concerned about an Ebola outbreak in Ontario? What can we do to help resolve the outbreak in West Africa? In this Q...

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Severa Bunda and Michael Ohh

By Katie Babcock and Michelle Lee

For over thirty years, scientists and pharmaceutical companies have struggled to target one of the most well-known cancer-causing proteins. Mutations in this oncoprotein are responsible for over...

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Jaffe Lecture 2014

Who discovered the importance of fingerprint and ballistic identification and who developed the breathalyzer test? On Monday, October 6, over 125 guests learned the answers to these questions and discovered the fascinating history of forensic...

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Philip Marsden

Congratulations to Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology’s (LMP) Professor Philip Marsden (MD) for being elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada—one of the highest recognitions presented to Canadian academics in the...

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It’s only a 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, but the annual Summer Island Barbeque seemed like a world away.

On August 22, students, faculty and staff from the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology escaped from work...

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Professor Heyu Ni and Yiming Wang

For years it’s been overlooked when preparing blood products for patients. But researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that the role of a particular protein may be the key to treating heart attack and stroke patients with...

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From topics including diabetes and cancer to cardiovascular and infectious diseases, the 2014 Summer Student Poster Day was truly representative of the breadth and depth of research offered at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and...

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Congratulations to our students who earned four out of the twelve Vanier Graduate Scholarships awarded to U of T in the Canadian Institutes for Health Research category.

This year, a wide breadth of disciplines were represented including...

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Jeffrey Lee

Q&A with Structural Virologist Professor Jeffrey Lee
How does Ebola virus evade the immune system? How can we treat it in the future? Professor Jeffrey Lee, a researcher from the University of Toronto’s Department of...

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Emmanuel Farber

A dedicated pathologist, biochemist and educator, Professor Emeritus Emmanuel Farber was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology (1975–1985) at U of T, later to become the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology...

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Over 400 delegates from across Canada enjoyed the highly successful 65th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists-Association canadienne des pathologistes (CAP-ACP).

Held in Toronto from July 12 to 15, the...

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Prof. Karim Mekhail and PhD candidate Jayesh Salvi

Currently, patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Spinalcerebellar Ataxia type 2 (SCA2) have few options. These incurable neurodegenerative diseases affect a patient’s neurons, confine them to wheelchairs and greatly shorten their...

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Hosted on July 17, 2014, over 50 LMP members mixed and mingled at the annual Postgraduate Welcome. This exciting event was the perfect opportunity to welcome LMP’s newest residents and fellows, and for faculty and current postgraduate trainees to...

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Jesse McLean, Nicole Lund, Harry Elsholtz, Miralem Mrkonjic and Avrum Gotlieb

How do you break into industry? Should you pursue a postdoctoral fellowship? What are all of your options? The Second Annual LMP Alumni Reception addressed these questions that many graduate students face throughout their degree and especially...

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Maurice Pasternak

Congratulations to MSc student Maurice Pasternak for winning a prestigious 2014 Women’s Health Scholars Award.  Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, these awards were established to promote research that will improve women...

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Pawel Buczkowicz, Vijay Ramaswamy, Stephen McCarthy and Sean McCurdy

Congratulations to our students who participated in this year’s 2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) National Student Research Poster Competition. This competition, recently held at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, involved...

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Jim and Stephen McCarthy

When LMP PhD student Stephen McCarthy discovered he was ineligible to donate blood, he was surprised. McCarthy learned that Canadian Blood Services (CBS) currently has a five-year deferral period for sexually active gay and bisexual men.

“...

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