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


All sessions are led by Dr. Mohit Kapoor and Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan.

Lecture (dates TBC) Topic  
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