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Faculty Biographies

Division Head

Boreham, Douglas, B.Sc. (Laurentian), PhD (Ottawa)
Professor, Radiation Biology
NOSM U – East Campus
Ionizing Radiation Health Effects

Professors

Clulow, Victor, B.Sc. (Dunelm), M.Sc. (Ottawa), PhD (Ottawa)
Anatomy
NOSM U – East Campus
Pituitary-adrenal function in mammals; pheromonal influences on maturation; environmental radioactivity

Falter, Hermann, B.Sc. (Laurentian), PhD (Cincinnati)
Biochemistry
NOSM U – East Campus

Fenton, Tanis, B.Sc. (Alberta), M.Sc. (Toronto), PhD (Calgary)
Biochemistry
NOSM U – East Campus

Ferroni, Garry, B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc. (Waterloo), PhD (Waterloo)
Professor Emeritus, Medical Microbiology
NOSM U – East Campus
Antibiotic resistance in bacteria; environmental microbiology

Khaper, Neelam, B.Sc. (Pune), M.Sc. (Manitoba), PhD (Manitoba)
Physiology
NOSM U – East Campus
Redox regulation and cardiomyopathy

Kumar, Aseem, PhD (Toronto) 
Molecular and Medical Genetics
NOSM U – East Campus
Identification and characterization of sepsis molecular signaling pathways

Larivière, Céline, B.Sc. (Laurentian), M.Sc. (Laurentian), PhD (Ottawa)
Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry
NOSM U – East Campus

Lees, Simon, B.H.K. (British Columbia), M.Sc. (Virginia Tech), PhD (Virginia Tech)
Physiology/Cell Biology
NOSM U – West Campus
Regulation of skeletal muscle stem cell function in aging and disease; Skeletal muscle regeneration and metabolism

MacLean, David, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Guelph), PhD (Guelph) 
Physiology
NOSM U – East Campus
Regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow during hypoxia; regulation of protein and amino acid metabolism during end stage disease states

Moody-Corbett, Penny, B.Sc. (Halifax), MA (Fredericton), M.Sc. (Montreal), PhD (Montreal)
Physiology, Biology, Psychology, and Mathematics
NOSM U – West Campus

Parissenti, Amadeo, B.Sc. (Guelph), PhD (York Canada)
Biochemistry
NOSM U – East Campus
Northeast Cancer Centre of Health Sciences North, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Laurentian University Multi-drug resistance in human breast cancer

Ross, Brian, B.Sc. (Glasgow) Honours (Glasgow), PhD (Glasgow) 
Neuropharmacology
NOSM U – West Campus
Cell signaling mechanisms in brain disorders

Ross, Gregory, B.Sc. (Simon Fraser), PhD (McMaster)
Physiology/Neuroscience
NOSM U – East Campus
Plasticity in the nervous system

Spitz, Douglas B.A. (Grinnell), PhD (Iowa)
Biology
NOSM U – East Campus
Free radicals and oxidative stress in biology and medicine

Suntres, Zacharias, B.Sc. (Western), PhD (Western)
Pharmacology/Toxicology
NOSM U – West Campus
The role of oxidants and antioxidants in health and disease; drug delivery systems markers and metastatic breast cancer; the mechanisms underlying monocyte activation

Tai, T.C., B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc. (Toronto), PhD (Toronto)
Physiology/Pharmacology
NOSM U – East Campus
Fetal programming of adult diseases; pathogenesis of hypertension; catecholamine neurotransmitter regulation

Ulanova, Marina, MD, PhD (N.I. Pirogov Memorial Moscow State Institute of Medicine), M.Sc. (USSR Academy of Medical Sciences), PhD (USSR Academy of Medical Sciences), PhD (Göteborg)
Immunology
NOSM U – West Campus
Inflammatory processes in the airways and lungs

Associate Professors

Cuttler, Jerry, B.Eng. (Toronto), M.Sc. (Israel), D.Sc. (Haifa)
Biophysics & Imaging Guided Interventions
NOSM U – East Campus
Radiation detector manufacturing, health affects of ionizing radiation, radiation-induced beneficial health effects

Deslauriers, Roxanne, B.Sc. (Laval), PhD (Ottawa)
Biology & Biochemistry
NOSM U – West Campus
The application of non-invasive techniques, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging (MRS, MRI), to solve problems of biological and medical importance; and the development of animal models of human diseases as well as technical developments to improve NMR spectroscopy of living animals and humans

Dixon, Dani-Louise, PhD (Flinders University)
Immunology and Philosophy
NOSM U – East Campus
Immunomodulators in Human Milk: the Effect of Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Atopy

Dolling, Jo-Anna, PhD (Ottawa)
Molecular & Cytogenetics
NOSM U – East Campus
Biological effects of low dose ionizing radiation; Genetics of haematological malignancies

Dorman, Sandra, B.Sc. (Guelph), PhD (McMaster) 
Physiology/Pharmacology
NOSM U – East Campus
Experimental investigations examining the link between the respiratory and cardiovascular systems in human studies

Kovala, Tom, B.Sc. (Western), PhD (Western)
Biochemistry
NOSM U – East Campus
Molecular signalling pathways in the regulation of angiogenesis; cancer drugs

Lafrenie, Robert
Molecular Biology
NOSM U – East Campus

Lannér, Carita, B.Sc. (Lund), M.Sc. (Ohio State), PhD (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Molecular Genetics
NOSM U – East Campus
The role of DNA replication proteins in DNA damage in ovarian cells

Leszczynski, Konrad, PhD FCCPM
Medical Physics
NOSM U – East Campus
Intensity modulated and image-guided radiation therapy, digital image reconstruction and processing, and risks from radiation exposure

McGhee, Peter B.Sc. (Nova Scotia), M.Sc. (Guelph), PhD (Guelph)
Physics
NOSM U – West Campus
Medical and Nuclear Physics

Moise, Alexander R. B.Sc. Hon. (British Columbia), PhD (British Columbia)
Pharmacology
NOSM U – East Campus
Role of vitamins and micronutrients in health and disease – focusing on congenital and cardiovascular disorders


Saleh, Mazen, B.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Waterloo), PhD (Toronto)

Medical Microbiology
NOSM U – East Campus
Molecular pathogenesis in tuberculosis and other lung infections

Simard, Alain R., B.Sc. (Laurentian U.), M.Sc. (Laurentian U.), PhD (U. Laval)
Immunology
NOSM U – East Campus
Endogenous mechanisms of immune regulation; inflammation; neurodegenerative diseases

Zehbe, Ingeborg, B.A. (Uppsala), D.Sc. (Uppsala)
Molecular Biology
NOSM U – West Campus
Virus-related cancer

Assistant Professors

Ahmad, Syed Bilal, PhD (McMaster), MCCPM, DABR
Medical Physics
NOSM U – West Campus

Dakubo, Gabriel, Post-Doctorate (University of Ottawa)
Molecular Medicine and Human Anatomy
NOSM U – West Campus

Eibl, Joe B.Sc. (Laurentian), M.Sc. (Laurentian), PhD Candidate (Laurentian), Post-Doc Fellow (NOSM)
Microbiology & Immunology
NOSM U – East Campus

Le, Hoang-Thanh, PhD (University of Paris-Sud) 
Organic Chemistry
NOSM U – East Campus
Peptide; Pseudo-peptide; Physico-chemical characterization of peptide, protein and drug; Proteomics; Vaccine; Vaccine formulation; Drug delivery; lipid vesicle delivery system; lyophilization process

Lemon, Jennifer, PhD (McMaster University)
Radiation Biology
NOSM U – East Campus

Oliver, Michael, B.A.Sc. (Queen’s), PhD (Western Ontario)
Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology
NOSM U – East Campus
Optimization of radiation therapy treatments; Image guided radiation therapy

Provost, Daniel

Medical Physics
NOSM U – East Campus

Rapley, Patrick
Physics
NOSM U – West Campus

Tharmalingam, Sujeenthar, B.Sc. (Toronto), PhD (Toronto)
Molecular Biology
NOSM U – East Campus
Molecular radiation biology; mechanisms of tumorigenesis and cancer development; integrative “omics” based approaches for the identification of novel molecular mechanisms in cell biology; epigenetics

Thome, Christopher, B.M.Sc. (London), M.Sc. (Hamilton), PhD (Hamilton)
Radiation Biology
NOSM U – East Campus
Biological effects of low dose ionizing radiation; mechanisms of radiation induced cataracts; effects of sub-natural background radiation exposure; applications of ionizing radiation in cancer therapy.

Verschoor, Christopher, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Guelph), PhD (Guelph)
Immunology
NOSM U – East Campus

Yu, Huan
Medical Physics
NOSM U – East Campus

Lecturers

Newhouse, Donna, H.B.P.E. (Brock), M.Sc. (Lakehead), PhD Candidate (Lakehead)
Anatomy/Physiology
NOSM U – West Campus
Learning/Cognition/Anatomy

Gupta, Nishi, B.Sc.Pharm (Waterloo)
Pharmacology
NOSM U – East Campus

MacKenzie, Sarah, B.Sc.Pharm (Toronto), M.Sc. (Laurentian), B.Sc. (Brock)
Pharmacology
NOSM U – East Campus

O’Reilly, Deirdre, B.Sc.Pharm. (Toronto), M.Sc. (Queen’s)
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
NOSM U – East Campus

Syed, Safura, B.Sc. (Western), M.Sc. (Mount Saint Vincent)
Biochemistry, Sociology and Nutrition and Aging
NOSM U – East Campus