Our People

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

Faculty

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


Dr. Julia Boughner PhD, Hon.BSc. Faculty, Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology

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


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


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. 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. 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 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


Dr. Thomas Haas (Currently on leave) BSc, PhD Faculty, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Area(s): Nanotechnology, Mass Spectrometry


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

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


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


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. 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. 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, Anatomy, Physiology & 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 Faculty, Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology

Associate Faculty

Dr. Andrew Freywald PhD Faculty, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Area(s): Cancer cell biology , Tumour biology


Dr. Greg Malin BSc, PhD, MD Faculty, Academic Family Medicine

Research Area(s): Undergraduate medical education: pedagogical effective practice; action research; assessment; content relevance , Innovation in curriculum , Undergraduate professional skills , Student engagement and voice in curriculum


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

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


Dr. Kalyani Premkumar MBBS, MD, MSc(MedEd), PhD, MBA Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Evaluation of multimedia resources for health professionals , Use of technology in medical teaching/learning , Simulation , Educational games , Curriculum design , Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) , Self-directed learning , Educational Technology , Faculty Development


Dr. Michael Kelly PhD, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAANS Faculty, Neurosurgery, Professor


Dr. Michael Levin MD, FAAN, FANA Faculty, Neurology

Research Area(s): Multiple Sclerosis , Neuroimmunology , Neurovirology , RNA Binding Proteins , Autoimmunity


Dr. R.P. Skomro MD, FRCPC Department Head, Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


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


Dr. Terra Arnason PhD, MD, FRCPC Faculty, Department of Medicine


Dr. Troy Harkness PhD Faculty, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

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

Professors Emeriti

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


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

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


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


Dr. Michel Desautels BSc, PhD Professor Emeritus, Physiology


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


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

Laboratory Staff