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Faculty

Dr. Stanley Bardal PhD, MBA, BA, BSP Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology


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Dr. Lane Bekar BSc, MSc, PhD Assistant Professor, Pharmacology


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Dr. Julia Boughner PhD, Hon.BSc. Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

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


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Dr. Veronica Campanucci BSc, MSc, PhD Associate Professor, Physiology

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


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Dr. L. Dean Chapman BSc, PhD Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Medical Imaging


Dr. Jennifer Chlan Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology


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Dr. David Cooper BSc, MSc, PhD Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

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


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Dr. Kaushik Desai MSc, PhD, MD, MBBS Associate Professor, 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


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Dr. Brian Eames PhD Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

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


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Dr. Thomas Fisher MSc, PhD, BSP Department Head, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

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


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Dr. Joseph Fomusi Ndisang PharmD, PhD Associate Professor, 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. Thomas Haas (Currently on leave) BSc, PhD Associate Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Nanotechnology, Mass Spectrometry


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Dr. John Howland Professor, Physiology

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


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Dr. Juan Ianowski Associate Professor, 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


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Dr. Anand Krishnan PhD Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology

Research Area(s): Nerve-tumor interface, Nerve regeneration, Cancer biology, Self-renewing resident macrophage in the nervous system.


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

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


Dr. Tom Langer Lecturer, Anatomy & Cell Biology


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Dr. Paul Lee BSc, MSc, PhD, BE Assistant Professor, Physiology

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


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


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Dr. Adel Mohamed MD Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology


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Dr. Nick Ovsenek PhD Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Heat Shock Proteins


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Dr. Bogdan Popescu PhD, MD Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

Research Area(s): Health sciences


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Dr. Grzegorz Sawicki BSc, MSc, PhD Professor, 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


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Dr. Changiz Taghibiglou PhD Associate Professor, Anatomy, Physiology and 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, Cellular and molecular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury/concussion, Biomarkers of traumatic brain injury/concussion


Dr. Scott Widenmaier PhD Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology


Associate Faculty

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


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Dr. Michel Desautels BSc, PhD Emeritus Professor, Physiology


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


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

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


Dr. Saija Kontulainen BSc, MSc, PhD Professor, Professor, College of Kinesiology


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Dr. Pat Krone BSc, PhD Emeritus Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology


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Dr. Helen Nichol PhD Emeritus Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

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


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


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Dr. Nigel West BSc, PhD Emeritus Professor, Physiology

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


Professors Emeriti

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


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Dr. Michel Desautels BSc, PhD Emeritus Professor, Physiology


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


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Dr. Pat Krone BSc, PhD Emeritus Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology


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Dr. Helen Nichol PhD Emeritus Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

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


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Dr. Kailash Prasad B.Sc. (Distinction), MBBS(Hons), M.D. Ph.D., D.Sc., FRCPC, FACC Emeritus Professor, Physiology

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


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


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Dr. Nigel West BSc, PhD Emeritus Professor, Physiology

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