Over 350 LMP faculty members take part in a broad spectrum of research at state-of-the-art facilities across Toronto.

Our diverse research encompasses all organ systems and is enabled by a wide variety of techniques ranging from world-class discovery and mechanistic research to key areas of translational research — including biomarkers, biobanking, quality, and informatics.

We foster collaborations within the department and encourage basic and clinical scientists to translate their research into new discoveries and potential treatments. 

As an academic department, LMP emphasizes the creation and communication of knowledge, focusing on the causes and mechanisms of disease, translating knowledge into improved medical practice and health outcomes, and informing health policy. 

LMP Investigators cover a wide spectrum of research aimed at understanding the causes and mechanisms of human disease. 

The term “Pathobiology” encompasses: 

  • Pathology – the nature of changes produced by disease. 
  • Pathogenesis – the mechanisms and changes in disease that occur at the molecular, cellular and tissue level. 
  • Pathophysiology – the changes in organ and systems function that accompany disease. 

In this context, pathophysiology is very important, as disease is often underpinned by normal physiologic mechanisms that have gone awry; therefore we emphasize the importance of studying the full spectrum of normal development and tissue function. 

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Our research is very diverse. Conducting research at the basic, translational and clinical level, our scientists investigate several areas

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COVID-19 research and initiatives in LMP

Discover the ways LMP is impacting how we understand, treat and live with COVID-19
Sep 20 Cross-tissue organization of the fibroblast lineage
Monday seminar series | 4:00pm–5:00pm
Sep 27 Mechanisms of cardiac development and rhythm
Monday seminar series | 4:00pm–5:00pm
Oct 4 International Forensic Initiatives
Monday seminar series | 4:00pm–5:00pm
Oct 6 New frontiers in neurodegenerative disease research: A Temerty Medicine Talk
Lecture | 12:00pm–12:45pm
Oct 20 PrP proteinopathies (A Neuropathology lecture)
Neuropathology series | 4:00pm–5:00pm