Division of BioMedical Sciences

Faculty Research Interests

Wahl, Michael J. - PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy

Cancer and Development
Andronowski, Janna M. - Ph.D. (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy
High-resolution 3D imaging of bone microstructure and the related study of bone adaptation, aging, and disease.

Church, Jon - Ph.D Toronto
Mechanisms of EGF-medicated signal transduction; EGF-mediated growth inhibition; Breast cancer and communications research.

Dore, Jules - B.Sc. UBC, M.S. Florida, Ph.D. Tennessee
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Regulation of Cell Growth.

Dorward, Ann - PhD (McMaster)
Associate Professor of BioMedical Sciences
Mouse models of reproductive disorders and cancer; genetic and epigenetic regulation.

Esseltine, Jessica - PhD (University of Western Ontario)
Assistant Professor of Cancer and Development

Gendron, Robert - Ph.D., McGill University
Professor of Cancer/Cardiovascular Biology, and
Cross Appointment with Oncology

Regulation of blood vessels in development and disease.

Kao, Ken - B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Toronto
Professor of Oncology
Development of the vertebrate embryo -- the role of the Rel proto-oncogene in the formation of the nervous system of amphibians.

Leitges, Michael - PhD
Professor of BioMedical Sciences
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cell Signaling and Translational Medicine

Paradis, Hélène - B.Sc., Ph.D. Montreal
Professor of Vascular Molecular Biology/Pediatric Cancers
Development and Cancer to Ocular Health and Aging

Cardiovascular and Renal Science
Fraser, Graham M. - PhD (University of Western Ontario)
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
microcirculation, oxygen transport, mass transport, blood flow regulation, sepsis, type 2 diabetes, preeclampsia, and inflammation

Stuyvers, Bruno D. - PhD (INSERM-France)
Professor of Cardiac & Renal Physiology
Cellular regulations of electrophysiology and force development of ischemic heart.

Tabrizchi, Reza - B.Sc.(Hons.) Sunderland, M.Sc., Ph.D. British Columbia
Vice Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
Professor of Pharmacology (Cardiovascular)

Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Heart Failure; Venous circulation; Receptor kinetics.

Zechariah, Anil - PhD (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Vascular regulatory mechanisms and their significance in cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

Human Genetics
Benoukraf, Touati - PhD (Aix-Marseille II)
Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine
Assistant Professor, Discipline of Genetics

French, Curtis - PhD (Alberta)
Associate Professor, Discipline of Genetics

Savas, Sevtap - B. Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Bogazici)
Professor, Human Genetics
  Cross appointment with Oncology

Woods, Michael - PhD (Memorial)
Associate Professor, Discipline of Genetics

Young, Terry-Lynn - PhD (Memorial)
Professor, Discipline of Genetics

Zhai, Guangju - PhD (Tasmania)
Professor, Discipline of Genetics

Immunology and Infectious Disease
Drover, Sheila - M.Sc., Ph.D. Memorial
Associate Professor of Immunology
Regulation and expression of peptide-dependent HLA epitopes in different antigen-presenting cells; HLA epitopes associated with disease susceptibility and resistance.

Grant, Michael - PhD, McMaster 1993; MSc, UBC 1989; BSc, UBC 1978
Professor of Immunology
Associate Dean of Biomedical Sciences

Immunology of chronic viral infection in relation to aging.

Hirasawa, Kensuke - PhD University of Tokyo
Professor of Immunology
Virus infection and cellular signaling pathways.

Kaushik, Deepak - Ph.D. (National Brain Research Centre, India)
Assistant Professor of Immunology
Understanding the immuno-metabolic signaling within myeloid cells including monocytes and macrophages during multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology, an inflammatory and degenerative condition of the central nervous system

Russell, Rod - Ph.D. McGill University
Professor of Virology and Immunology
Graduate Program Coordinator, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Editor-in-Chief, Viral Immunology
President, Canadian Society for Virology

Molecular Virology of Hepatitis C Virus.

Chen, Xihua - M.B. China, Ph.D. Cambridge
Professor of Neurosciences (Biological Psychiatry)
Regulation of dopamine neurons.

Hirasawa, Michiru - PhD, DVM
Professor of Neurosciences
Neurobiology of obesity.

Moore, Craig S. - PhD Dalhousie
Associate Professor (Neuroimmunology)
Neuroimmunology, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, and glial cell differentiation.

Parsons, Matthew - PhD Memorial
Associate Professor of BioMedical Sciences (Neurosciences)
Synaptic neurotransmission and neurodegenerative disease.

Ploughman, Michelle - BScPT (Dalhousie), MSc (MUN), PhD (MUN), Postdoctorate (Atlantic endMS Research & Training Network)
Associate Professor of Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Vanderluit, Jacqueline L. - Ph.D. University of British Columbia
Professor of Neurosciences
Neural stem cell biology, neurogenesis, neural regeneration, stroke.

Yuan, Qi - PhD (Memorial University)
Professor of Neurosciences
Mechanisms of learning, memory and memory diseases.

Affiliated Faculty
Belbin, Thomas - B.Sc., Ph.D., Memorial
Associate Professor and GSK Research Chair, Discipline of Oncology
(Cross Appointment with the Division of Biomedical Sciences)
Brown, Robert -
Associate Professor - Cross appointed from Biochemistry
Christian, Sherri - B.B.(Hons), Alberta, Ph.D. British Columbia
- Cross appointed from Biochemistry
Daneshtalab, Noriko - B.Sc., Ph.D., Alberta
- Cross appointed from Pharmacy
Hodgkinson, Kathleen - Ph.D. (Memorial)
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology -
Kovacs, Christopher - M.D., B.A. Queen's, FRCPC, FACP, FACE
University Research Professor
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism) / Obstetrics & Gynecology, and BioMedical Sciences
- Cross appointed from Medicine
Larijani, Mani - Ph.D., Honors B.Sc., University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
(Cross Appointed to Oncology)
Mandal, S. - M.Sc. Bandaras, Ph.D. Calcutta
- Adjunct Professor
Pena-Castillo, Lourdes - PhD (Magdeburg)
Assistant Professor of Computer Science -
Rahman, Proton - MD (Memorial), FRCPC
Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Vasdev, Sudesh - B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.V.M. Punjab, FACB
Professor of Medicine, and Director Renal Laboratory - Joint Appointment with Medicine
Weber, John - B.S. Biology, M.S. Pharm, Ph.D. Virginia
Associate Professor of Pharmacy - Cross appointed from Pharmacy
Yilmaz, Yildiz - PhD (Waterloo)
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
and Discipline of Genetics
Retired Faculty
Carayanniotis, George - B.Sc., U. of Patras, Greece
Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Immunology)
Professor of Medicine
Immunoregulation of Thyroid Disease.

Gillespie, Laura - B.Sc., Ph.D. Ottawa
Professor of Molecular Oncology
Molecular mechanism of signal transduction during growth factor/oncogene-induced cell differentiation; Identification of early response genes to fibroblast growth factor.

Green , Jane - OC, ONL, BSc, MSc (UBC); PhD (Memorial), CCMG (hon), FCAHS
Discipline of Genetics (Cross Appointed to Surgery [Ophthalmology], Medicine, Oncology)

Harris, MD, June A. - B.Sc., B.P.E., M.D., Memorial
Professor of Anatomy

McKay, Donald W. - B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D. Michigan State University
Professor Emeritus

McLean, John - PhD Dalhousie
Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy
[Neuroscience] A window on promoting memory.

Mearow, Karen - B.Sc., M.Sc. Brock, Ph.D. McMaster
Professor of Neuro/Molecular Biology
Honorary Research Professor

Cellular and molecular mechanisms that are involved in neuronal survival and axonal growth.

Michalak, Thomas I. - M.D. Ph.D. Warsaw
Honorary Research Professor
Professor of Molecular Virology and Medicine (Hepatology)
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Molecular Virology

Virus-host interactions in immunopathogenesis of liver diseases; molecular biology and immunology of hepatitis B and C virus persistence; immunotherapy of viral hepatitis.

Paterno, Gary - B.Sc., M.Sc. Toronto, Ph.D. Ottawa
Professor of Oncology
Role of growth factor-related oncogenes in development; Characterization of pattern formation genes.

Smeda, John - B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc. Brock, Ph.D. McMaster
Professor of Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology
Alterations in the cerebrovasculature associated with hemorrhagic stroke development; The role of the kidney and renin angiotensin system in the production of hemorrhagic stroke; The role of endothelium in the production of posthemorrhagic vasospasm; The electrophysiological and pharmacological mechanism promoting the autoregulation of cerebrovascular blood flow.

Van Vliet, Bruce - B.Sc. Toronto, Ph.D. Saskatchewan
Professor of Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology
Nervous control of blood pressure; Sympathetic control of renal function; Blood pressure variability; Reflex control of cardiac metabolism.