What to expect as an LMP research stream student

Welcome! We are delighted you are considering pursuing an MSc or PhD degree with the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology. 

Your academic home will be LMP, but your graduate training will take place in one of several research nodes at the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District including campus-based centres at the Medical Sciences Building and MaRS, as well as University-affiliated research institutes at the Hospital for Sick Children, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Western, Sunnybrook Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital.  

 Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us or one of our graduate administrators. We are here to help you along your journey.  

We wish you success and a stimulating time at LMP! 

When you start your program, you will immediately join your supervisor’s laboratory and initiate your research.   

You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other laboratories within and outside the department – Toronto is home to one of the largest medical research communities in the world and you will have access to local expertise and resources. 

While most of your time will be spent in the laboratory, you will also attend research seminars and take graduate courses.   

Course requirements 

The required coursework is designed to assist you in developing as a researcher.  

The mandatory course load is light because most of your learning will be self-directed.  

You will have the choice to take additional courses offered by our department, or other departments, if you wish to supplement your educational experience.   

Developing your skills

You will also have the opportunity to develop new skills outside the university through the LMP Workshop Program.

The LMP Workshop program provides funding to students to learn new technologies in Canadian and international workshops.  

It is designed to provide specialized training to students that is not readily accessible through graduate courses, such as training in advanced imaging techniques, bioinformatics and programming, and single-cell genomics.   

See other mentoring and professional development opportunities during your studies.

Becoming part of the community 

You will automatically become a member of the graduate student union: Confederation of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Students (CLAMPS) who provide support and organise social events. 

We have recently launched an online community platform which you will be invited to join. Here you will be able to network with all the graduate students across our department and our registered alumni. 

You will also be able to find (or become) a mentor to benefit from further personal and professional development opportunities. 

There is no limit to what you can achieve at LMP! 

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Michael Ohh

Dr. Michael Ohh

Research stream graduate coordinator 


Jeremy Mogridge

Dr. Jeremy Mogridge

Research stream graduate coordinator