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Contact Information

Duncan J. Stewart, MD, FRCPC
613-737-8899 x79017
djstewart@ohri.ca

Jennifer Valentino
Executive Assistant
jevalentino@ohri.ca

Stewart Lab

Duncan J. Stewart, Senior Scientist, OHRI 

What We Do 
The Stewart Lab is focused on translational research utilizing stem/progenitor cells (i.e. endothelial progenitor cells EPCs, mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs], induced pluripotent stem cells [iPSCs]) for the treatment of cardiopulmonary and vascular diseases, together with enhancement strategies to increase their regenerative activity and overcome the deleterious effects of aging and attendant cardiac risk factors.

Ongoing projects range from basic science discovery research on novel mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension and the role of exosomes in mediating the therapeutic effects of stems cells in vascular disease, to translational research including clinical trials on gene-enhanced progenitor cell therapy for acute myocardial infarction and immunomodulatory cell therapy for septic shock.

The role of endothelial factors, such as nitric oxide and angiopoietins, in vascular health and disease, as well as in angiogenesis and neovascularization, continues to be a central focus for our work.

Our work is supported by:
Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS)
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC)
Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM)
Ontario Research Fund (ORF)
Stem Cell Network (SCN)

Current Lab Members

Staff
Shirley Mei, Investigator/Research Project Manager
Sophie Wen, Lab Manager/Research Technician
Yupu Deng, Senior Research Associate
Kenny Schlosser, Senior Research Associate
Maria Florian, Research Associate
Chyan-Jang Lee, Research Associate
Andrea McRae, Junior Research Associate/Project Officer
Nicholas Cober, Research Technician
Katelynn Rowe, Research Technician
Mahmoud Salkhordeh, Research Technician
Yuan Tan, Research Technician 
Jia-Pey Wang, Research Technician
Anli Yang, Research Technician

Trainees
Ketul Chaudhary, Postdoctoral Fellow
Virgilio de Cadete, Postdoctoral Fellow 
Mirabelle Ho, Postdoctoral Fellow
Miriel Ho, Postdoctoral Fellow
Rafael Soares Godoy, Postdoctoral Fellow 
Mohamad Taha, PhD candidate
Dhiya Hassan, MSc candidate