LMP1103H: Tissue injury, repair and regeneration

Who can attend

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course description

This seminar/reading and conference course is an interactive course designed to provide graduate students a basic understanding of tissue injury, repair, and regeneration processes in major body tissues.

Each week, we will invite a leading guest speaker to present a seminar on their respective field of research related to tissue injury, repair, and regeneration.

Course coordinators

Dr. Mohit Kapoor

Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan
Schroeder Arthritis Institute, Krembil Research Institute (University Health Network) and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and at the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered every year in the Fall session.

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm

Location: Synchronous online delivery (Zoom)

Evaluation methods

Attendance (20%)

  • Total - 20 marks
  • Students are required to be in attendance for all 6 lectures 

Class participation (30%)

  • Total – 30 marks for six classes (5 marks each)
  • Students are required to submit:
    • at least two written questions and
    • participate in the discussion on the paper that follows the guest lecture

Term paper (50%)

Due date: Nov 9, 2021

  • Total - 50 marks
    • Abstract: 6 marks
    • Introduction: 6 marks
    • Methods: 6 marks
    • Results: 12 marks
    • Discussion including references: 20 marks





September 14, 2021

MSC and joint injury and repair

Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan

September 21, 2021

Injury and repair mechanisms in the eye

Dr. Jeremy Sivak

September 28, 2021

Cardiac injury and repair/regeneration 

Dr. Terrence Yau

October 5, 2021

Wound healing and fibrosis 

Dr. Boris Hinz

October 12, 2021

Liver assessment and repair with ex vivo liver perfusion 

Dr. Nazia Selzner

October 19, 2021

Protein aggregation and neurodegenerative diseases

Dr. Lorraine Kalia