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Our graduate program, one of the largest and most diverse at the University, spans basic, translational and clinical research.

The program of study in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology provides a curriculum of courses and a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to research in mechanisms of disease leading to MHSc, MSc and PhD degrees.

Our programs emphasize:

  • the development of analytical technologies
  • the application of basic research techniques in biochemistry, cell biology, clinical biochemistry, experimental pathology, genetics, immunology, and molecular biology to the study of mechanisms of cell and tissue injury and the pathogenesis of disease
  • the nature, mechanisms, therapy, and prevention of microbial diseases in humans, as well as the processes by which pathogenic microbes are spread. 

Research stream programs

Work with world-leading researchers for your two-year MSc.

Work with world-leading researchers for your PhD across multiple research sites.

There are many reasons to choose us for your research stream MSc or PhD - explore why.

Useful information for our current students: access forms, policies, and procedures.

Professional masters programs

A two-year program to enable you to become a Pathologists' Assistant or a Clinical Embryologist.

A Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Translational Research. Learn to develop methods of inquiry, best practices, and frameworks to optimize the successful design, development, implementation, testing, and dissemination of innovation in healthcare.

Sep 24, 2021
Dr. Rahul Krishnan has joined LMP as Assistant Professor. Cross-appointed from the Department of Computer Science, and he brings further expertise to our focus in Computational Medicine and Biology and in particular advancing machine learning and its applications to healthcare.
Sep 24, 2021
Mitra Shokrollahi, 3rd year PhD candidate and recipient of the Dr. Rajalakshmi S. Dittakavi and Dr. Prema M. Rao Graduate Award in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, talks to us about her PhD on genome stability in cancer.
Sep 23, 2021
14 graduate students in LMP have received a Canadian Graduate Masters Scholarship and two the Canadian Graduate Doctoral Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), recognizing “high-calibre Canadian graduate students”. This is the highest number of these awards received by LMP students in one academic year.
Sep 23, 2021
PhD candidate, Negin Khosraviani is the latest LMP recipient of the prestigious Vanier Scholarship. She joins the ranks of 16 other Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) students over the last 8 years to have received this very significant award.