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David Courtman, PhD
613-737-8899 x79181

What We Do

Our lab is developing novel stem and progenitor cell-based gene therapies for use in early phase human trials. Clinically applicable cell therapies are developed in a dedicated Good Manufacturing Practice facility and tested for safety, identity, and potential therapeutic efficacy. In addition we use both in vitro and in vivo models to explore the biological mechanisms of disease progression in vascular and pulmonary diseases.

Selected Publications

Granton J, Langleben D, Kutryk MB, Camack N, Galipeau J, Courtman DW, Stewart DJ. Endothelial NO-synthase gene-enhanced progenitor cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension: The PHACeT Trial. Circ Res. 2015 Sept 11;117(7):645-54.

Yuan Y, Altalhi WA, Ng JJ, Courtman DW. Derivation of human peripheral blood derived endothelial progenitor cells and the role of osteopontin surface modification and eNOS transfection. Biomaterials. 2014 Jan;35(1):133-42.

Ormiston ML, Deng YP, Rundle N, Bendjelloul F, Tsoporis JN, Parker TG, Stewart DJ, Courtman DW. A lymphocyte-dependent mode of action of imatinib mesylate in experimental pulmonary hypertension. Am J Pathol. 2013 May:182(5):1541-51.

Suen RS, Rampersad SN, Stewart DJ, Courtman DW. Differential roles of endothelin-1 angiotensin II-induced atherosclerosis and aortic aneurysms in apolipoprotein E-null mice. Am J Pathol. 2011 Sep;179(3):1549-59.

Hakimzadeh N, Stewart DJ, Courtman DW. The role of transglutaminase 2 and osteopontin in matrix protein supplemented microencapsulation of marrow stromal cells. Biomaterials. 2010 Dec;31(35):9256-65.

Karoubi G, Ormiston ML, Stewart DJ, Courtman DW. Single-cell hydrogel encapsulation for enhanced survival of human marrow stromal cells. Biomaterials. 2009 Oct;30(29):5445-55.

Meet the Courtman Lab

Samantha Hodgins, Facilities Manager
Hirendrasinh Parmar, Research Associate
Saad Khan, Senior Research Technician
Ashley Rammeloo, Senior Research Technician
Sara Bertrand, Research Technician
Megan Marshall, Research Technician
Charlotte Mitz, Research Technician
Hadil Sayed, Research Technician
James Schafhauser, Research Technician
Mfoniso Thompson, Research Technician

Ajay Rajaram, Postdoctoral Fellow
Velislava Tzaneva, Postdoctoral Fellow