Members

Billotta, Rose, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC, PNS
Rose Bilotta
Keywords:  Public health, prevention, neutraceuticals, clinical trials

Butler, Marcus, MD
Assistant professor, University of Toronto
Cancer Clinical Research Unit, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Keywords:  immunotherapy, leukemia, melanoma, hematology, skin cancer

Cattral, Mark S.,  MD
Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist
Toronto General Research institute
Keywords: Pancreas transplant program; dendritic cells

Clarke, Blaise, MD
Pathologist University Health Network
Keywords: Pathology/gynecological malignancies

Cochrane, Alan, PhD
Professor, Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
Keywords:  HIV-1, RNA splicing, translation, transport / Regulation of HIV-1 Gene expression RNA processing RNA binding proteins

Croitoru*, Ken, MDCM, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Division of Gastroenterology
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Keywords:  Mucosal Immunology, Inflammatory Bowel disease, Prospective Cohort studies, Microbiome, T cell biology

Crowcroft*, Natasha, MD
Director Surveillance and Epidemiology,
Ontario Agency for Health Promotion and Protection (OAHPP)
Associate Professor,
Dala Lana school of Public Health and Lab Medicine and Pathology,
University of Toronto
Keywords: Public Health, Community Medicine, epidemiology, vaccine, immunization, vaccine preventable diseases

Danska, Jayne, PhD
Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Professor, Faculty of medicine, University of Toronto
Genetics and Genome Biology
101 College Street, MaRS East Tower 14-313
Toronto, ON Canada M5G 1L7
Keywords: immunogenetics in rodent models, genetic mapping and gene identification, gene-microbiome interactions, longitudinal cohort studies of diabetes risk factors

de Perrot, Marc, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Director, Toronto Mesothelioma Research Program
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
Keywords: mesothelioma, chemo-immunotherapy therapy, adoptive T cell therapy

Deeks, Shelley, MD
Associate Director, Surveillance and Epidemiology
Public Health Ontario | Santé publique Ontario
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health,
University of Toronto
Keywords: Medical epidemiologist/surveillance/vaccine preventable diseases and immunization

Ehrhardt*, Goetz, PhD
Associate director,
Toronto FOCIS Center of Excellence
Assistant Professor,
Department of Immunology
University of Toronto
Keywords:  memory B cells, biomarkers

Epelman, Slava, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University Health Network,
University of Toronto
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Division of Cardiology,
Toronto General Hospital, UHN
Keywords: Cardiac Regeneration, Viral Myocarditis

Fish*, Eleanor, PhD
Professor Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist and Head Cell  and Molecular Biology;
Toronto General Research Institute; University Health Network
Keywords: immunotherapy virus infections autoimmune diseases

Gommerman*, Jennifer, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Immunology
University of Toronto
Keywords: Autoimmunity, Multiple Sclerosis, IgA nephropathy

Gorczynski, Reginald, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery, The Toronto Hospital, UHN;
Department of Immunology, University of Toronto;
Keywords: Breast cancer, CLL, immunotherapy, transplantation, clinical trials

Gray-Owen*, Scott, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
Keywords: infectious disease, immune evasion, immunoreceptor signaling

Grunebaum, Eyal, MD
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Hospital for Sick Children Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Keywords: diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies; mouse models of PNP and ADA deficiency

Guidos, Cynthia, PhD
Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute
Scientific Director, SickKids Research Institute Flow and Mass Cytometry Facility
Keywords: Lymphocyte development, novel therapies and biomarkers for acute leukemia, human immune profiling in health and disease, mass and flow cytometry

Hirano, Naoto, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology University of Toronto
Associate Director for Research Immune Therapy Program
Scientist, Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital
University Health Network
Keywords: Adoptive T cell therapy, Cancer

Hogg, David, MD
Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto
Clinical Studies Resource Center
Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
Keywords:  Director, Melanoma Medical Oncology Site Group

Inman, Rob, MD
Professor Medicine and Immunology University of Toronto
Director, Arthritis Center of Excellence
Director, Spondlytis Program
Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network
Keywords: arthritis infection genetics autoimmunity clinical trials

Jesche, Marc, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Surgeon-Scientist,
Associate Professor Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
Keywords: Inflammation Stress Immune compromise

Joshua, Anthony, MD, PhD
Clinical Sciences Resource Center Member,
Ontario Cancer Institute
University Health Network
Keywords:  Prostate cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Melanoma, Clinical Trials

Julien, Jean-Philippe PhD
Scientist, Program in Molecular Medicine, SickKids Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Immunology, University of Toronto
Keywords: Neutralizing antibodies, vaccine design, B cells, immunotherapy

Kain, Kevin, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director McLaughlin-Rotman Center for Global Health
Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
Keywords:  Malaria/travel medicine, Canada research chair in molecular parasitology

Kaul*, Rupert, MD PhD
Associate Professor Medicine and Immunology,
University of Toronto
Scientist Toronto General Research Institute,
University Health Network
Keywords: HIV transmission Mucosal immunology Genital tract T cells

Keating, Armand, MD
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
Senior Scientist,
Division of Experimental Therapeutics
Toronto General Research Institute,
University Health Network
Keywords: Cancer, adoptive therapy

Levy*, Gary, MD, FRCP, AGAF
Professor Medicine and Immunology
Director University of Toronto Transplant Institute
Director Multi Organ Transplant Program
Senior scientist, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network
Keywords: transplantation hepatitis immunosuppression

MacDonald, Kelly, MD FRCPC
Associate Professor Medicine and Immunology, University of Toronto
Microbiologist, Infectious Disease Consultant, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
Keywords: HIV, Vaccine Development, Herpes virus based Vectors SIV-Macaque Vaccine Model Immunovirology, Genetic Differential Susceptibility to Infection, HLA translational research, international health

Mak, Tak, PhD
Ontario Cancer Institute
620 University Avenue
Toronto, ON  M5G 2C1
tmak@uhnres.utoronto.ca
Key words: immune system biology; programmed cell death; pathogenesis of cancer

Mallevaey, Thierry, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Immunology
University of Toronto
Keywords:  Natural Killer T cells CD1d infection inflammatory bowel disease

Martin, Alberto, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Immunology
University of Toronto
Keywords: B cell, antibody, activation induced cytidine deaminase, class switch recombination, somatic hypermutation, lymphoma

Messner, Hans, MD
Professor Medical Biophysics University of Toronto
Senior scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute
Princess Margaret Hospital
University Health Network
Keywords: Oncology, director of the clinical bone marrow transplant program, Clinical studies resource center member

Minden*, Mark, MD PhD
Professor Medical Biophysics,
University of Toronto;
Senior Scientist,
Ontario Cancer institute, University Health Network
Keywords: Oncology, UHN chair in Leukemia research, Clinical studies resource center member

Moraes, Theo, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Paediatrics University of Toronto
Respirologist, Respiratory Medicine
Scientist Track, Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children
Keywords:

Mubareka, Samira, MD, FRCPC
Scientist
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Keywords: influenza virus, transmission, Staphylococcus aureus co-pathogenesis.

Nguyen, Linh, PhD
Scientific Associate
Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute,
Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network
Keywords:  tumor immunology, immunotherapy, adoptive cell therapy

Ohashi*, Pamela, PhD
Professor Medical Biophysics and Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute
and Campbell Family Cancer Research institute, Princess Margaret Hospital,
University Health Network
Keywords:  immune therapy, T cell tolerance, T cell activation, autoimmunity. tumor immunity

Ostrowski*, Mario, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine,
Immunology, Lab Medicine and Pathology
University of Toronto
Scientist at Keenan Research Centre
of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, chronic virus infection, HCV human immunology translational biology vaccines, adjuvants T cell regulation B cell regulation

Paige, Christopher, PhD
Professor Medical Biophysics and Immunology
Vice President, Research University Health Network
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital,
University Health Network
Keywords: Cancer, B cells

Philpott, Dana, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Immunology
University of Toronto
Keywords: innate immunity; mucosal immunity

Poussier*, Philippe, MD
Associate Professor,
Medicine, Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist,
Sunnybrook Research Institute and the Odette Cancer Center
Keywords: Autoimmunity, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunotherapy

Rebbapragada, Anu, PhD
Molecular Microbiologist
Public Health Laboratory Branch
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP)
Keywords:  Infectious disease, cell mediated immunity

Selzner, Nazia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Staff Hepatologist
Multiorgan Transplant Program
Toronto General Hospital
Keywords: Liver Transplantation, Chronic viral hepatitis

Serghides, Lena, PhD
Scientist at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health,
Assistant Scientist Toronto General Research Institute,
University Health Network
Keywords: Malaria, HIV,  immunomodulatory therapies, biomarkers pregnancy

Sherman, Philip M., MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology Program, Hospital for Sick Children
Professor of Paediatrics, Microbiology (Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology), and Dentistry
University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair (tier 1) in Gastrointestinal Disease
Keywords: inflammatory bowel diseases, innate immunity, enteric infections, probiotics, children

Silverberg, Mark, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Medicine, University of Toronto;
Division of Gastroenterology,
Mt.  Sinai Hospital
Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease, genetics, microbiome, gene expression, biomarkers

Siminovitch*, Katherine, MD
Professor Medicine, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
Head- Division of Genomic Medicine
Sherman Family Research Chair in Genomic Medicine;
Samuel Lunenfeld institute, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Keywords:  Autoimmune disease, genomics, lymphocyte signaling, genotyping, immunobiology

Spaner, David, MD PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine and Immunology,
University of Toronto;
Clinical Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Keywords: Cancer Immunology, Immunometabolomics, Leukemia, Clinical trials, Toll-like Receptors, Cytokines

Tan, Darrell, MD FRCPC PhD
Clinician Scientist,
St Michael’s Hospital Affiliate Scientist,
Toronto General Research Institute
Key words: HIV, STIs

Tsui, Florence, PhD
Associate Professor Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Division of Genetics & Development
Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network
Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis biomarkers susceptibility genes progressive ankylosis mutant mouse molecular imaging CPPDD low BMD and osteoporosis

Watts*, Tania, PhD
Professor,
Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Director, Toronto Human Immunology Network
Keywords: T cells, HIV, Influenza, costimulatory molecules, flow cytometry

Winer, Dan, MD, PhD
Assistant professor, Laboratory Medicine and PathologyScientist, Toronto General Research Institute
Endocrine Pathologist and Consultant in Endocrine Pathology,
University Health Network
Keywords: Inflammation, Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Adaptive Immunity, Diabetes

Wither*, Joan, MD PhD
Associate Professor,
Medicine, Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist,
Division of Genetics and Development, Toronto Western Hospital
Keywords: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Immunogenetics Animal Models Translational Research Biomarkers

Woo, Mina, MD  PhD
Associate Professor,
Medicine, Medical Biophysics and Institute for Medical Sciences, University of Toronto,
Endocrinologist, Division of Internal Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
Keywords: diabetes obesity pancreatic beta cells insulin resistance inflammation

Yeung, Rae SM, MD PhD FRCPC
Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Paediatric Translational Research
Professor of Paediatrics, Immunology & Medical Science
University of Toronto
Senior Scientist and Staff Rheumatologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
Keywords: vasculitis-Kawasaki Disease childhood arthritis superantigen biobanking, biomarkers and translational research

Zhang, Li, MD PhD
Professor Departments of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, Immunology
University of Toronto; Research Director, University of Toronto Transplantation Institute
Senior Scientist, University Health Network
Keywords:  Hematological malignancies, lung cancer, adoptive immunotherapy, clinical trials

Zúñiga-Pflücker, Juan-Carlos, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Keywords: Human T cell development, T cell immune-regeneration and immunotherapy

* Steering Committee Member