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Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology

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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, antiobiotic 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.

Undergraduate Secretary:
Dr. D.M. Templeton, Medical Sciences Building, Rm. 6209 (416-946-7459)

Web site: www.utoronto.ca/LabMedPathobiology

Course Coordinators:

LMP300Y1: Dr. D.M. Templeton (416-978-3972)
LMP403H1: Dr.L Zhang (416-340-4915)
LMP301H1: Dr.A. Vandenbroucke (416-360-4000 ext. 2150)
LMP404H1: Dr. R. Vieth (416-586-5920)
LMP363H1: Dr. D.S.R. Sarma (416-978-5010)
LMP405Y1: Dr. S.H. Yeger (416-813-5958)/Dr. G. Hannigan (416- 813-8149)
LMP365H1: Dr. H.P. Elsholtz (416-978-8782)
LMP406H1: Dr. M. Bendeck (416-864-5652)
LMP402H1: Dr. M. McGavin (416-480-5831)
LMP436H1: Dr. R. Bishop (416-946-7103)

Pathobiology Programs

Pathobiology (Science program)

Enrolment in this program is limited and selection is based on performance in First Year required courses. Students enrol at the end of their first year of studies. Apply via the Web from early April to mid-May. At later times, contact the undergraduate secretary.

Specialist program:
(13.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 400-series courses)

First Year:

BIO150Y1; CHM (138H1, 139H1)/151Y1; MAT 135Y1/137Y1; PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1

Second Year:
BCH 210H1; BIO 250Y1, 260H1/HMB265H1; CHM 220H1, 247H1; PSL 302Y1

Third Year:
BCH 370H1; IMM 334Y1/MBY (377H1, 378H1); BIO 349H1; LMP 300Y1, 365H1

Fourth Year:
At least 4 of LMP 402H1,403H1, 404H1, 405Y1, 406H1, 436H1

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