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Division of BioMedical Sciences

Faculty Research Interests

Cancer and Development
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, and
Cross Appointment with Genetics

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.

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.

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.

Paradis, Hélène - B.Sc., Ph.D. Montreal
Professor of Vascular Molecular Biology/Pediatric Cancers
Mechanisms of cellular differentiation perturbed during cancer; role of a novel acetyltransferase in development and pediatric cancers.

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.

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

McGuire, John - Ph.D Queen's University at Kingston
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Endothelium-vascular smooth muscle interactions; pharmacology and (patho)physiology of Proteinase-Activated Receptor 2; Ion channel signal transduction.

Qi, Dake - M.B. China, M.Sc. and Ph.D. UBC
Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences
Pro-inflammatory factors, metabolism and heart disease.

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.

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

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

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.

Immunology and Infectious Disease
Carayanniotis, George - B.Sc. Patras, Ph.D. Toronto
Professor of Medicine
Immunoregulation of Thyroid 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.

Larijani, Mani - Ph.D., Honors B.Sc., University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
(Cross Appointed to Oncology)

Mechanisms of genome mutating processes involved in immune function and cancer.

Michalak, Thomas I. - M.D. Ph.D. Warsaw
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.

Russell, Rod - Ph.D. McGill University
Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
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.

Mearow, Karen - B.Sc., M.Sc. Brock, Ph.D. McMaster
Professor of Neuro/Molecular Biology
Cellular and molecular mechanisms that are involved in neuronal survival and axonal growth.

Moore, Craig S. - PhD Dalhousie
Assistant Professor (Neuroimmunology)
Cross-appointed to Discipline of Medicine (Neurology)
Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Repair (Tier 2)

Neuroimmunology, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, and glial cell differentiation.

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

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

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

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

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

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)
Brosnan, Margaret - B.B.(Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D. Toronto
- Cross appointed from Biochemistry
Cermack, M. - M.D. Applied Space Technologies, Switzerland
- Adjunct Professor
Christian, Sherri - B.B.(Hons), Alberta, Ph.D. British Columbia
- Cross appointed from Biochemistry
Corbett, Dale - B.A. Dalhousie, M.Sc. Memorial, Ph.D. Concordia
Professor of Physiology (Neurosciences) - Adjunct Professor
Daneshtalab, Noriko - B.Sc., Ph.D., Alberta
- Cross appointed from Pharmacy
Kovacs, Christopher - M.D., B.A. Queen's, FRCPC, FACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism) / Obstetrics & Gynecology, and BioMedical Sciences - Cross appointed from Medicine
Mandal, S. - M.Sc. Bandaras, Ph.D. Calcutta
- Adjunct Professor
Moody-Corbett, Penny - B.Sc. Dalhousie, M.A. New Brunswick, M.Sc., Ph.D. McGill
Professor, former Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies - Adjunct Professor
Ploughman, Michelle - BScPT (Dalhousie), MSc (MUN), PhD (MUN), Postdoctorate (Atlantic endMS Research & Training Network)
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) -
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
Young, Terry-Lynn - PhD (Memorial)
Professor, Discipline of Genetics - Cross Appointed from Genetics
Retired Faculty
McLean, John - PhD Dalhousie
Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy
[Neuroscience] A window on promoting memory.

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