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. The Invited Speaker will present a seminar on his/her research for 45-min followed by an in-depth discussion on two papers assigned by the Guest Speaker. In addition to discussing the papers, the speaker and students will discuss the 2 written questions that each student submitted prior to lecture time. 

A total of two hours will be dedicated to each session, which will include the seminar by the Guest Speaker and a detailed discussion of an assigned paper and submitted questions, led by the Guest Speaker.  There will be 6 lectures (2 hours).  

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 15, 2022

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





September 12, 2022

Injury and Repair Mechanisms In the Eye

Dr. Jeremy Sivak

September 27, 2022

MSC and joint injury and repair

Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan

October 4, 2022

Cardiac injury and repair/regeneration 

Dr. Terrence Yau

October 11, 2022

Liver assessment and repair with ex vivo liver perfusion

Dr. Nazia Selzner

October 18, 2022

Protein aggregation and neurodegenerative diseases

Dr. Lorraine Kalia

October 25, 2022

November 15, 2022

Wound Healing and Fibrosis

Dissertation due at 11:59pm

Dr. Boris Hinz