Biomedical Sciences faculty

Anatomy and Cell Biology faculty

Dr. Julia Boughner BSc, PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Evolutionary developmental biology , Physical anthropology , Craniofacial/dental morphology and evolution


Dr. Jennifer Chlan Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology


Dr. David Cooper BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Bone aging, adaptation and disease 3D Imaging Synchrotron Science


Dr. Michael Corcoran PhD, BA Professor Emeritus, Anatomy and Cell Biology


Dr. Ric Devon BSc, PhD Professor Emeritus, Anatomy and Cell Biology


Dr. Brian Eames PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Skeletal development and evolution , molecular genetics , synchrotron imaging , 3D bioprinted tissue engineering , Comparative transcriptomics


Dr. Thomas Haas BSc, PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Nanotechnology, Mass Spectrometry


Dr. Troy Harkness PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Regulation of replication-independent chromatin assembly in yeast


Dr. Michael Kelly PhD, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAANS Faculty, Surgery


Dr. William Kulyk BSc, PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Molecular regulation of embryonic cartilage and differentiation


Dr. Tom Langer Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology


Dr. Helen Nichol PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Applications of synchrotron technology to medicine


Dr. Nick Ovsenek PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Heat Shock Proteins


Dr. Bogdan Popescu PhD, MD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Health sciences


Dr. Benjamin Rosser BSc, MSc, PhD Professor Emeritus, Anatomy and Cell Biology


Dr. Keith Russell Faculty, Kinesiology


Biochemistry faculty

Microbiology and Immunology faculty

Dr. Peter Bretscher Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Mechanisms responsible for self-nonself discrimination and immune class determination , Immune responses in autoimmunity, to tumours, and in chronic infectious diseases, and strategies of vaccination


Dr. Harold Bull Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Trypanosome Major Surface Proteases , DNA damage dependent stress responses in E. coli


Dr. Jo-Anne Dillon BSc, MSc, PhD Department Head, Microbiology & Immunology


Dr. Hughes Goldie Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Genetic regulation of the pckA gene in Escherichia coli. , Structure and regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in E. coli. , Regulatory roles of calcium in bacteria.


Dr. Calliopi Havele Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the cellular and molecular interactions leading to the activation and differentiation of distinct T cell subsets.


Dr. Sean Hemmingsen Adjunct Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology, NRC-Plant Biotechnology Institute


Dr. S. Peter Howard Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Molecular biology of toxin secretion by Gram-negative bacteria , Structure, function and biogenesis of the outer membrane


Dr. Vikram Misra Adjunct Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology, Veterinary Microbiology


Dr. Sylvia van den Hurk BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): DNA vaccines , Bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1) , Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) , Hepatitis C virus (HCV)


Dr. Aaron White Adjunct Faculty, VIDO, Microbiology & Immunology


Dr. Kurt Williams Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology


Dr. Wei Xiao Faculty, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Area(s): Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair and mutagenesis , Mechanisms of gene regulation in response to DNA damage , Signal transduction through K63 ubiquitination , Genetic toxicology and carcinogenesis

Pharmacology faculty

Dr. Kaushik Desai MSc, PhD, MD, MBBS Faculty, Pharmacology

Research Area(s): Endothelial dysfunction, hypertension, diabetes , Role of nitric oxide, arginine, oxidative stress, methylglyoxal, hyperglycemia, hyperfructosemia and their interrelationships , Development of preventive strategies against hyperfructosemia- and hyperglycemia-induced pathology


Dr. Ashok Jadhav PhD, MVSc, BVSc, AH, FAAVPT Faculty, Pharmacology

Research Area(s): Cardiovascular Pharmacology , Inflammation , Hypertension , Diabetes


Dr. Lixin Liu PhD, BMSc (MD), MMSc Faculty, Pharmacology


Dr. Grzegorz Sawicki BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Pharmacology

Research Area(s): Molecular mechanisms of heart injury triggered by oxidative stress and its protection from contractile dysfunction , Use of the pharmaco-proteomics approach in pathological and physiological heart studies , Novel intracellular function of matrix metalloproteinase-2 in heart injury , Posttranslational modifications of contractile proteins triggered by oxidative stress and their role the injury


Dr. Changiz Taghibiglou PhD Faculty, Pharmacology

Research Area(s): Excitotoxicity-induced neuronal apoptosis in stroke and neurodegenerative diseases , Lipid rafts and neuronal receptor signaling and trafficking , Lipid Neurobiology , Brain insulin signaling pathways , Designing bioactive short peptides

Physiology faculty

Dr. Veronica Campanucci BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Physiology

Research Area(s): The effect of pathological conditions on the nervous system especially on mechanisms triggered by of oxidative stress


Dr. Michel Desautels BSc, PhD Professor Emeritus, Physiology


Dr. Thomas Fisher MSc, PhD, BSP Department Head, Physiology

Research Area(s): Osmotic regulation of ion channels and vasopressin secretion , Ca2+ channel targeting and function in neuroendocrine secretion , Mechanisms and significance of gliotransmitter secretion


Dr. Jack Gray BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Biology

Research Area(s): Neural control of animal behaviour , Biologically-inspired algorithms for artificial systems


Dr. John Howland Faculty, Physiology

Research Area(s): Effects of acute stress on cognition and synaptic plasticity. Neurodevelopmental models of severe psychiatric illness


Dr. Juan Ianowski Faculty, Physiology

Research Area(s): Our research projects focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of epithelial solute transport and the pathological consequences of transport failure


Dr. Paul Lee BSc, MSc, PhD, BE Faculty, Physiology

Research Area(s): Gene Therapy for Long Term Myocardial Protection , Hypertension , Atherosclerosis , Oxidative stress , Hyperhomoysteinemia


Dr. Joseph Ndisang PhD Faculty, Physiology

Research Area(s): Vasoactive gaseous mediators (carbon monoxide, nitric oxide etc.) and cardiovascular pathologies , Particularly we are investigating the role of the heme oxygenase system in in hypertension, diabetes (types-1 and -2), and obesity.


Dr. Kailash Prasad BSc, PhD, MD Professor Emeritus, Physiology

Research Area(s): Oxyradicals in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes , Flaxseed and its components in cardiovascular disease and diabetes


Dr. K. Premkumar Faculty, Community Health & Epidemiology


Dr. R. Skomro Faculty, Department of Medicine


Dr. Nigel West BSc, PhD Professor Emeritus, Physiology

Research Area(s): Evolution of vertebrate respiratory and cardiovascular control systems , Cardiovascular and respiratory responses to hypoxia , Control of periodic breathing