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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Hal Berman
MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

My laboratory investigates the basic cellular pathways and processes that maintain proper growth and differentiation in tissues under the control of sex hormones.  We develop vitro models originating from normal primary human cells derived from patient biopsies to address basic questions in both breast and ovarian carcinogenesis.

Phone: 416-340-4607
MD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Secondary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Phone: 416-340-3706
Joan Boggs
BA, MSc, PhD
Professor Emeritus / Emerita
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

My research program is aimed at understanding myelinogenesis by oligodendrocytes. We are currently focusing on the structure and roles of myelin basic protein in interactions with the cytoskeleton and SH3-domain proteins and the role of glycosphingolipids in cell-surface phenomena. We are also studying the effect of estrogens on oligodendrocytes and myelin.

Phone: 416-813-5919
PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Phone: 416-978-5854
Shelley Boyd
BSc, MD, FRCS(C)
Assistant Professor
Research Location: St. Michael's Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Human Development & Aging

Our team focuses on the mechanisms and potential treatments of blinding eye disease.  We take a fully integrated translational approach that includes pre-clinical models of disease, biomarker development, and early and late phase clinical trial. 

Phone: 416-864-6060
Ext: 2893
PhD
Lecturer
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Phone: 416-340-4800
Ext: 5676
PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Hematopathology

Dr. Branch’s research includes:  (1) Investigation of the pathogenesis of HIV to identify new host cell targets for alternative therapies. (2) Projects related to the mechanism of action and replacement of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). (3) The role of the signalling molecules SHP-1 and  c-Src  in cancers and HIV infection.   

Phone: 416-313-4458
PhD
Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

We study the process by which a mutation in a single cell eventually leads to malignant cancer.  We utilize a variety of techniques that incorporate cutting edge genetics, genomics, and proteomics strategies.

Phone: 647-826-1525
MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology
Phone: 416-813-7736
PhD, FCACB
Assistant Professor
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology

I am interested in projects that aim to discover biomarkers of disease or biomarkers that are informative about the patients’ response to therapy. As part of this effort, the aim is also to develop new methods for possible clinical laboratory applications, such as immuno-mass spectrometry or improved immunoassays, capable of detecting proteins with specific post-translational modifications, isoforms, or activity.

Phone: 416-469-6580
Ext: 6386
Gueorgui (George) Broukhanski
PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Other (e.g. government, industry, etc.)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics

Initiates and implements research studies in molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile, investigates biomarkers associated with strains causing outbreaks in hospitals, develops methods for detection and typing of this pathogen, supervises implementation of these methods for routine testing at the Public Health Ontario Laboratories.

Phone: 647-792-3427
Martha Brown
BSc, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

My lab studies the human fastidious enteric adenoviruses (HAdV-40 and 41), with a primary focus on their unique structural features and the role of these features as determinants of gut tropism. Related projects include the development of HAdV-40/41 as vaccine vectors and the study of antiviral agents for treatment of adenovirus infection.    

Phone: 416-978-5853
Jagdish Butany
MBBS, MS, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Phone: 416-340-3003

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Jeannie Callum
BA, MD, FRCPC, CTBS
Associate Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Hematopathology

My current research areas of focus are in the following areas: (1) Transfusion support in trauma patients; (2) Transfusion support following cardiac surgery; (3) Transfusion triggers in critically ill patients; (4) Adverse reactions to blood products; (5) Transfusion-related process errors; and, (6) Management of peri-pregnancy and perioperative iron deficiency anemia.

Phone: 416-480-4045
MD, CM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Phone: 416-480-6100
Ext: 7358
PhD, JD
Adjunct Professor
Phone: 437-836-3089
MSc, PhD, DABCC, FCACB
Assistant Professor
Research Location: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience

My research focuses on two areas: (1) clinical utility of biomarkers (proteins & DNA) in lymphoproliferative and cerebrovascular diseases, and (2) practice-based research;

Phone: 416-480-6100
Ext: 2688
M.B., B.S., M.D., D.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Location: Toronto Western Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology

Dr. Chandran’s research expertise is in the area of translational research involving the identification of soluble biomarkers. His bench research aims to identify mechanisms underlying inflammation and joint damage. His program aims to address the current gaps in disease assessment such as early diagnosis and prognostication to prevent joint damage and development of tools to facilitate efficient management of psoriatic arthritis.

Phone: 416-603-5192
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor
Research Location: Toronto General Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Secondary Research Area: Hematopathology

We are interested in studying the molecular pathogenesis of multiple myeloma (MM) and identifying prognostic and predictive biomarkers in MM. We are also interested in pre-clinical evaluation of small molecules targeting various oncogenic signaling pathways as novel therapeutic strategies in MM.      

Phone: 416-340-4858
MD, PhD, FCAP, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Research Location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Cancer
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology

My main research interest is in the clinicopathologic and molecular characterization of breast carcinoma. This includes: evaluation of pathologic predictors of recurrence and treatment response, role of host factors in breast cancer progression, and molecular correlates of structural/histologic changes.  Other interests: ovarian cancer, digital pathology.

Phone: 416-586-4800
Ext: 7317

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