Cancer Therapeutics Program

Scientists & Investigators

The Cancer Therapeutics Program includes 16 Scientists and 82 Investigators, along with their research trainees and staff. Scientists typically devote more than 75 percent of their time to research, while Investigators typically devote five to 50 percent of their time to research. Please see our scientific appointment categories for more information.

Program Director: Michael McBurney

Scientists in the Cancer Therapeutics Program
Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Addison, Christina
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Bone and joint degeneration, Cancer, Lung cancer, Lung disease, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancerBasic research, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Translational research, Molecular and cellular biology
Ardolino, Michele
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancerBasic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Arnaout, Angel
MD MSc FRCSC FACS
Associate Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Atkins, Harold
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Stiff person syndromeBasic research, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Regenerative medicine, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Auer, Rebecca
MD, MSc, FRCSC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancerBasic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy
Bell, John
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
CancerBasic research, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Clemons, Mark
MD, FRCP (UK)
Associate Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, CancerBasic research, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health research methods, Knowledge translation and implementation research
Diallo, Jean-Simon
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infectious diseaseBasic research, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research, Viral therapy
Gray, Douglas
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Aging, Cancer, Lung cancer, Parkinson'sBasic research, Disease models, Genomics, Imaging, Transgenic/knockout models, Genetics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology
Ilkow, Carolina
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancerBasic research, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Litvinov, Ivan
M.D, Ph.D., FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Skin cancerImmunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Stem cells, Translational research, Viral therapy
Lo, Bryan
MD
Associate Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Lorimer, Ian
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, CancerBasic research, Cell therapy, Disease models, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research
McBurney, Michael
PhD
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Aging, Diabetes, CancerMolecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Basic research
Sabourin, Luc
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Skin cancerBasic research, Disease models, Drug development, Gene expression, Genetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Vanderhyden, Barbara
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infertility, Ovarian cancer, Women's healthBasic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Disease models, Drug development, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research, Viral therapy
 
Additional profiles of Scientists and Investigators with an interest in cancer research
Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Allan, David
MD FRCPC
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Blood cancer, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseCell therapy, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation
Berardi, Philip
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, CancerBasic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Stem cells, Translational research
Brand, Marjorie
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Blood cancer, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Bioinformatics, Disease models, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Imaging, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Stem cells, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Breau, Rodney
MD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Other, Prostate cancerClinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Imaging, Patient decision aids, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Bredeson, Christopher
MD MSc FRCPC
Senior Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancerClinical research, Stem cells, Transplantation
Carrier, Marc
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Thrombosis / thromboembolismClinical research
Dennis, Kristopher
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Other, Pain, Pancreatic cancerBehaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health professional behaviour change, Palliative care, Qualitative methods
Fergusson, Dean
PhD, MHA
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Other, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseClinical trials, Health services research, Health technology, Pragmatic trials, Surveys, Translational research, Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Health research methods, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Breast cancer, CancerClinical research, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, Systematic reviews
Islam, Shahidul
MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAP
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Jolicoeur, Lynne
RN
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Kekre, Natasha
BSc, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancerEpidemiology, Immunotherapy, Stem cells, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Klein, Ran
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Heart disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Biomarkers, Clinical decision rules, Health technology, Imaging
La Russa, Dan
PhD, FCCPM
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Lung cancer
Lalu, Manoj
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Lavallee, Luke
MDCM, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Population health, Prostate cancerClinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Liu, Johné
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Cancer, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Pregnancy, Women's healthBasic research, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Drug development, Translational research
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Obesity, Parkinson's, Population health, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBioinformatics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Prevention, Public health
Martel, Guillaume
MD, MSc (Epi), FRCSC, FACS
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anemia, Bleeding disorders, Colorectal cancer, Liver cancer, Liver disease, Pancreatic cancerAnesthesiology, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Peri-operative medicine, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
McInnes, Matthew
MD FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Gastrointestinal disease, Prostate cancerClinical research, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Imaging, Journalology, Systematic reviews
Momoli, Franco
MSc, PhD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, CancerBiostatistics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology
Murthy, Sanjay
MD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Colorectal cancer, Crohn's, Gastrointestinal disease, Inflammatory bowel syndromeClinical decision rules, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health services research
Nessim, Carolyn
MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Gastric cancer, Gastrointestinal disease, Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST), Soft tissue sarcoma, Skin cancerBiomarkers, Clinical trials, Gene expression, Immunotherapy, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy, Clinical research, Immunotherapy
Parks, Robin
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Common cold, Muscular dystrophyGene therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Perkins, Theodore
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Musculoskeletal conditions, Neuromuscular diseaseBasic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Translational research
Perry, Gad
MD,FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Poulin, Patricia
C. Psych.
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Health equity, Musculoskeletal conditions, PainBehaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Patient safety, Peri-operative medicine, Pragmatic trials, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Indigenous peoples health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injuryBehaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Nursing, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Santos, Marlise
MD, FRCPC, MSc, MPH Candidate'18
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Behaviour, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Stanford, William
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Arthritis, Cancer, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseMolecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Diabetes, Glaucoma, Global health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, VisionClinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Tsai, Eve
MD, PhD, FRCSC, CIP
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Spinal cord injuryBiomaterials, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Tsang, Benjamin
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Infertility, Ovarian cancerBasic research, Translational research
Wang, Jiahu
PhD
Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
CancerCell therapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Woulfe, John
PhD, MD
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Parkinson'sBasic research, Clinical research, Translational research


Additional Investigators in the Cancer Therapeutics Program
Abdelbary, Hesham
Ali, Elsayed
Angers, Crystal
Asmis, Timothy
Austin, Michael
Banerjee, Diponkar
Bassal, Mylene
Boushey, Robin
Brule, Stephanie
Canil, Christina
Caudrelier, Jean-Michel
Chang, Lynn
Chasen, Martin
Cripps, Christine
Cross, Peter
Cygler, Joanna
Dent, Susan
E, Choan
Eapen, Libni
El-Sayed, Samy
Esche, Bernd
Faught, Wylam
Foottit, Claire
Fung Kee Fung, Michael
Gerin-Lajoie, Caroline
Gertler, Stan
Goel, Rakesh
Gomes, Marcio Mendes
Goodwin, Rachel
Goss, Glenwood
Grimard, Laval
Haddad, Alain
Harris, Cheryl
Hilton, John
Hsu, Tina
Jonker, Derek
Kachuik, Lynn
Keller, Oliver
Kendal, Wayne
Laurie, Scott
Leung, Eugene
Lochrin, Catherine
MacDonald, Jillian
MacRae, Robert
Malone, Shawn
Mamazza, Joseph
Marginean, Celia
Maroun, Jean
Meng, Joanne
Morgan, Scott
Nicholas, Garth
Ong, Michael
Pantarotto, Jason
Petkiewicz, Stephanie
Rambout, Lisa
Reaume, Martin
Samant, Rajiv
Segal-Nadler, Roanne
Sekhon, Harman
Senterman, Mary
Smylie, Jennifer
Song, Xinni
Stewart, David
Szanto, Janos
Vandervoort, Eric
Verma, Shailendra
Vickers, Michael
Villeneuve, Patrick
Watters, James
Weberpals, Johanne
Wheatley-Price, Paul
Wilkins, David
Young, Vincent
Zuckier, Lionel

Affiliates (primarily appointed at another institution)
Alain, Tommy
Berinstein, Neil
Brunet, Jennifer
de Belle, Ian
Dimitroulakos, Jim
Johns, Paul
Kaern, Mads
Lebel, Sophie
Lee, Stephen
Lichty, Brian
Litvinov, Ivan
McKay, Bruce
Paquet, Lise
Screaton, Robert
Stojdl, David
Ungerechts, Guy

Emeritus Scientists