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Enzyme could help develop better approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease
March 1, 2019 - An enzyme called Nox5 may help researchers develop new approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes or high blood pressure, according to a study published in Antioxidants and Redox Signalling.
Researchers awarded $1.7 M to tackle stroke and heart attack from multiple angles
October 2, 2018 - Five groups from The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, were successful in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's recent grant competition. Drs. Dar Dowlatshahi, Tim Ramsay and Elizabeth Rochon were awarded $290,000* to test whethe
Trainee receives Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award
September 25, 2018 - Marc-Olivier Deguise, a MD/PhD student in Dr. Rashmi Kothary's lab, will receive the 2018 Jim Glionna Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for medical students in a ceremony in Montreal on May 2, 2019. This award recognizes medical students with a tra
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Researchers


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 cancer Basic research, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Translational research, Molecular and cellular biology
Albert, Paul
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Vascular cognitive impairment, Anxiety, Depression, Intellectual disabilities, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Suicide Epigenetics, Exercise, Gene expression, Translational research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Genetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models
Ardolino, Michele
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Auer, Rebecca
MD, MSc, FRCSC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy
Baltz, Jay
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Infertility Molecular and cellular biology
Brand, Marjorie
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Blood cancer, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Bioinformatics, Disease models, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Imaging, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Stem cells, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Burger, Dylan
PhD
Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Chronic disease, Diabetes, Kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Biomarkers, Disease models, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Pharmacology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Burns, Kevin
MD CM, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Diabetes, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Gene expression, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Chen, Hsiao-Huei
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Autism, Depression, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Diabetes, Obesity, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Disease models, Gene expression, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models, Basic research, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research
Colavita, Antonio
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Spinal cord injury Genetics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology
Courtman, David
PhD
Senior Investigator
(Regenerative Medicine)
Biomaterials, Cell therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Coutu, Daniel
PhD
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Arthritis, Autoimmune disease, Bleeding disorders, Blood cancer, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Chronic disease, Musculoskeletal conditions, Osteoporosis 3D printing, Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Cell therapy, Gene expression, Gene therapy, Genetics, Genomics, Imaging, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Surgery, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Diallo, Jean-Simon
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infectious disease Basic research, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research, Viral therapy
Dilworth, Jeffrey
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Muscular dystrophy, Neuromuscular disease Basic research, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells
Gray, Douglas
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Aging, Cancer, Lung cancer, Parkinson's Basic 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 cancer Basic research, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Kennedy, Christopher
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney disease Molecular and cellular biology
Kothary, Rashmi
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Neuromuscular disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Dystonia, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Spinal muscular atrophy Basic research, Disease models, Drug development, Epigenetics, Epigenetics, Gene therapy, Genetics, Imaging, Lipidomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Lacoste, Baptiste
PhD
Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Dementia, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Autism, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment Basic research, Disease models, Gene expression, Genomics, Stem cells, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Lorimer, Ian
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer Basic research, Cell therapy, Disease models, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research
Mattar, Pierre
PhD
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Ataxia, Autism, Glaucoma, Intellectual disabilities, Macular degeneration, Retinal disease, Vision Basic research, Bioinformatics, Cell therapy, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models
McBurney, Michael
PhD
Program Director and
Senior Scientist Emeritus
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Aging, Diabetes, Cancer Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Basic research
Mei, Shirley
PhD, MSc
Investigator
(Regenerative Medicine)
Basic research, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Critical care, Disease models, Epigenetics, Gene therapy, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells
Ngsee, John
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Dementia, Parkinson's Cell therapy, Drug development, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology
Parks, Robin
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Common cold, Muscular dystrophy Gene therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Picketts, David
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Autism, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, Vision Basic research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Rudnicki, Michael
OC, PhD, FRSC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Muscular dystrophy, Neuromuscular disease Basic research, Bioinformatics, Disease models, Epigenetics, Genetics, Genomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Sabourin, Luc
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Skin cancer Basic research, Disease models, Drug development, Gene expression, Genetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Schlossmacher, Michael
MD, DABPN, FRCPC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Aging, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic disease, Crohn's, Dementia, Inflammatory bowel syndrome, Dementia, Parkinson's Basic research, Biomarkers, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Risk assessment, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Scott, Fraser
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Autoimmune disease, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Type 1 diabetes Basic research, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Translational research
Sorisky, Alexander
MD, CM, FRCPC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Obesity, Diabetes, Heart disease Basic research, Molecular and cellular biology
Stanford, William
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Arthritis, Cancer, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology
Stewart, Duncan
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Heart disease, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Stem cells, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Translational research
Tanphaichitr, Nongnuj
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
HIV, Infectious disease, Infertility, Men's health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health Basic research, Contraceptive development, Drug development, Imaging, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics
Thebaud, Bernard
MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Lung disease, Newborn and child health Cell therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Tiberi, Mario
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Stroke Basic research, Drug development, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Translational research
Trudel, Guy
MD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Bone and joint degeneration, Musculoskeletal conditions Basic research, Biomarkers, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation
Tsai, Eve
MD, PhD, FRCSC, CIP
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Spinal cord injury Biomaterials, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Tsilfidis, Catherine
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Vision, Retinal disease, Glaucoma Molecular and cellular biology, Disease models
Vanderhyden, Barbara
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infertility, Ovarian cancer, Women's health Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Disease models, Drug development, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research, Viral therapy
Wang, Jing
Ph.D.
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Alzheimer's, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke Cell therapy, Disease models, Epigenetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Zha, Xiaohui
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Molecular and cellular biology