Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

Faculty List

Professor and Chair of the Department
R. Kandel, MD (Professor and Chair)

Co-Associate Chairs, Undergraduate Life Science Education
J. Lee, PhD
K. Mekhail, PhD

M. Bendeck, PhD
M. Cybulsky, MD
S. Girardin, PhD
D.M. Irwin, PhD
M. Opas, PhD
D.M. Templeton, PhD, MD

Associate Professors
S. Das, MD, PhD
H.P. Elsholtz, PhD
J. Fish, PhD
M. Laflamme, BS, PhD, MD
W. Lee, MD, PhD, FRCPC
S. MacParland, PhD
J. Mogridge, PhD
G. Schmitt-Ulms, PhD
K. Singh, PhD
H.K. Sung, MD, PhD

Assistant Professors
M. Bellis, MB BCh BAO, FRCPC
J. Herath, MD, MSc, DLM, MD (Forensic), FCAP, FRCPC
B. Jung, PhD, FCACB
G. Karoubi, PhD
A. Krizova, MD, MSc, FRCPC
L. Kyriakopoulou, PhD, FCACB, FABMG
F. Leung, PhD
S. Ogawa, PhD
R. Selvaratnam, PhD, FAACC, DABCC
L. Sepiashvili, PhD
S. Smith, MD
J. Taher, PhD, FCACB
K. Thu PhD
A. Wong, MSc, PhD
L. Yuan, PhD, FACMG
S. Yuzwa, PhD


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology provides a bridge between the basic sciences and medicine. Investigating the molecular mechanisms of disease is an important priority of the department. Faculty are concerned with the biochemical changes that may be associated with cell and tissue injury and with the etiology, pathogenesis and behaviour of disease. Research is carried out in such areas as cardiovascular disease, immunopathobiology, neuropathology, endocrinology and metabolism, neoplasia, bone and connective tissue disease, clinical and molecular epidemiology, antibiotic resistance, and molecular pathogenesis of infectious disease.

The Pathobiology Specialist program gives students a broad understanding of contemporary medical research and basic scientific insights that have revolutionized our understanding of disease in recent years. Aspects of biochemistry, chemistry, cellular and molecular biology, and genetics are brought to bear upon human pathology. Graduates from the program will frequently pursue graduate studies in medical research and eventual research careers in academic, industrial, pharmaceutical, or governmental laboratories. A knowledge of cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease processes is also useful in a wide variety of multidisciplinary careers in government, regulatory agencies, law, and environment.

Co-Associate Chairs, Undergraduate Life Science Education:
Dr. Karim Mekhail and Dr. Jeffrey Lee (

Undergraduate Office/General inquiries:
Louella D’Cunha (; Medical Sciences Building, Room 6209; 416-946-0136)

More information is available on our website:

Consult the Arts & Science Specialist Program in Pathobiology website for additional contact information aimed at specific LMP courses.