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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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Research news

Sep 24, 2021
LMP faculty members Dr. Karim Mekhail and Dr. Laura Rosella have been appointed to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
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
A team at the University of Toronto has just published the first study of Ontario genetics laboratories' practice of reporting critical values to help define standards for the industry.