Faculty Members

Assistant Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 978-2509
F: (416) 978-6352 x416

Research Interests

Our lab studies NMDA receptors, focusing on their role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and the treatment of depression. Current projects in the lab examine the plasticity of neural circuits that are relevant to schizophrenia, and the changes in synaptic biochemistry and morphology that occur when NMDA receptors are dysfunctional.
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 581-7839
F: (416) 581-7839

Research Interests

Molecular physiology of islet biology – metabolism, insulin secretion, and receptor tyrosine kinases.
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 586-4800 4122
F: (416) 586-8588

Research Interests

The focus of my laboratory is the study of hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-5667
F: (416) 813-5252

Research Interests

Cellular and molecular mechanisms which control formation of the normal and malformed mammalian kidney and cerebellum. Growth factor signaling during tissue morphogenesis with particular focus on Hedgehog signaling.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-6272
F: (416) 813-7921

Research Interests

Purine and excitatory amino acid neurotransmitters in the spinal cord; synaptic transmission and plasticity in pain pathways.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 340-5093
Mike SeedMBBS, MRCPCH, FRCR
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-6135

Research Interests

Relationship between cardiovascular physiology and brain development in the fetus and newborn
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 979-4900 14433
F: (416) 979-4936

Research Interests

Work in the lab ranges from molecular genotyping of human and rodent DNA samples to phenotyping pain in humans and rodent models of neuropathy, including pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, behaviour and electrophysiology.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 979-4921 4336
F: (416) 979-4936

Research Interests

Neural and non-neural mechanisms of oral-facial pain; mastication, swalling and related motor functions.
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 586-4800 8631/8258
F: (416) 586-5116

Research Interests

Research interests include mechanisms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse development, the role of ovarian hormones in the prevention of pelvic floor deterioration; use of urine-derived, patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells for regeneration of urethral sphincter in women with Stress Urinary Incontinence.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 603-5800 5107
F: (416) 603-5745

Research Interests

Mathematical modeling; Computational Neuroscience; Inhibitory cell models.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 603-5131
F: (416) 603-5745

Research Interests

The mechanism of information transfer between neurons with particular focus on the function of the presynaptic nerve terminal. The direct examination of presynaptic ion channel activity and its relation to transmitter release.
Padmaja SubbaraoMD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-6167
F: (416) 813-6246

Research Interests

Asthma, epidemiology, intervention studies, infant pulmonary function, respiratory medicine
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 603-5077
F: (416) 603-5745

Research Interests

Control of presynaptic transmitter release. Mechanisms of exocytosis in neuronal and immune cells
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 978-8848
F: (416) 978-3844

Research Interests

Our research interest is in studying the role of ion channels in neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia and stroke, and identifying potential therapeutic targets for stroke.
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-5128

Research Interests

Sex hormone regulation of inflammation and susceptibility to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis (CF) airways. The impact on long-term respiratory risk of developmental deficiency of Lgl1.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 978-7329

Research Interests

aging, blood flow regulation, Hypertension, chronic heart failure
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-6889
F: (416) 813-5028

Research Interests

Our research focuses on how membrane traffic is controlled by SNARE proteins and by the septin proteins of the cytoskeleton. We study this in the context of neurotransmitter release and in cell division.
Douglas TweedPhD, MD
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 978-2603
F: (416) 978-4940

Research Interests

We study how the brain learns to control motor behavior. To understand the mechanisms, we need to know more about the principles of control in general; hence we see our field as a branch of mathematical control theory, with extra, biological constraints.
Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 603-5800 5896

Research Interests

Research in my lab is centered around the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal damage during stroke and other injuries such as epilepsy and trauma.
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