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LMP Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology provides a bridge between basic science and clinical medicine. The investigation of molecular mechanisms of disease is an important priority of the department. The department is concerned with the chemical changes that may be associated with cell and tissue injury and with the etiology, pathogenesis and behaviour of disease.

The curriculum of courses and the research projects provide the student with an introduction to carry out the broad based multidisciplinary research used by experimental clinical biochemists, medical microbiologists and pathologists to study mechanisms of disease and metabolic and functional homeostasis.

Research is carried out in several areas including cancer; bone and connective tissue disease; vascular cell developmental and molecular biology; cardiac ischemia; immune and inflammatory disorders; transplantation; atherosclerosis; hypertension; neurobiology; endocrinology; biochemistry of membrane lipids; molecular epidemiology of microbial disease transmission; antibiotic resistance and molecular pathogenesis of infectious disease.

Undergraduate Secretary: Dr. D.M. Templeton, Banting Institute, 100 College Street, Rm. 521 (978-3927)

Coordinators of Undergraduate Studies:

LMP301H : Dr.R.W.Moore (480-4299)

LMP404Y : Dr. D.M. Templeton (978-3927)

LMP405Y : Dr. R.Vieth (586-5920) or Dr. H. Yeger (813-5958)

PCL363H : Dr. D.S.R. Sarma (978-5010)

PCL364H : Dr. M.G. Johnston (480-5706)

Faculty Members

Courses given by Members of the Faculty of Medicine

Professor and Acting Chair of the Department
A.I. Gotlieb, MD, CM

D. Banerjee, MD, Ph D G.A. Levy, MD
L.E. Becker, MD C.C. Liew, Ph D
J.M. Boggs, Ph D C.A. Lingwood, Ph D
J. Brunton, MD D. Low, MD
E. Cutz, MD R.K. Murray, MD, Ph D
E.P. Diamandis, MD, Ph D S. Nag, MD
M.D. Grynpas, M Sc, Ph D K.P.H. Pritzker, MD
J.B. Hay, Ph D M. Rabinovitch, B Sc, MD
M.G. Johnston, Ph D D.S.R. Sarma, M Sc, Ph D
M.A. Karmali, MB, Ch B, MRCP (UK) D.M. Templeton, Ph D, MD
F.W. Keeley, Ph D M.S. Tsao, MD
B.L.Langille, B Sc, Ph D G.A. Wilson, MD

Associate Professors
S.L. Asa, MD, Ph D R. Kandel, MD
P.S. Bunting, B Sc (Hons), Ph D, FACB D. Lehotay, Ph D
R. Cameron, MD, Ph D J.O. Minta, Ph D
D.E.C. Cole, MD, Ph D, FRCP (C) R.W. Moore, B Sc (Hons), Ph D, FACB
T. Cruz, Ph D M. Petric, M Sc, Ph D
J.C.S. de Azavedo, Ph D A.E.M. Simor, MD
I. Dube, Ph D J. Squire, Ph D
G. Ellis, M Sc, Ph D, FRCPath, FACB L. Stefaneanu, Ph D
H.P. Elsholtz, Ph D H. Yeger, Ph D

Assistant Professors
B. Bapat, Ph D M. McGavin, B Sc, Ph D
R.A.R. Hurta, M Sc, Ph D B. Strauss, MD, Ph D
D.M. Irwin, Ph D R. Vieth, Ph D, FACB
S. Kamel-Reid, Ph D D. Westaway, Ph D
N. Lassam, MD, Ph D, FRCP (C) B. Yang, M Sc, Ph D


(see Section 4 for Key to Course Descriptions)

For Distribution Requirement purposes, all LMP courses are classified as SCIENCE courses.

LMP299Y (formerly CLB299Y)
Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. See Research Opportunity Program for details.

LMP301H (formerly CLB301H)
Introduction to the Biochemistry of Human Disease 26L

This course introduces the concepts and mechanisms of disease processes as they arise from disturbances of normal biochemical and physiological functions. The rational use of the clinical biochemistry laboratory service in the diagnosis and management of disease is explained.
Co-requisite: BCH310H, PSL201Y/321Y or equivalent

Principles of Pathobiology I (See "Pharmacology and Toxicology," Basic Medical Sciences)

Principles of Pathobiology II (See "Pharmacology and Toxicology," Basic Medical Sciences)

LMP404Y (formerly CLB 404Y)
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease 52L

Cellular and molecular aspects of biochemistry from elements and simple molecules to integrative processes of signal transduction, cell cycle control, and loss of control in cancer are presented. The emphasis is on understanding the impact that advances in these areas are having on our appreciation of the mechanisms of disease.
Prerequisite: BCH310H or equivalent

LMP405Y (formerly CLB405Y)
Project in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology 154L

A self-contained research project to be completed under the supervision of a faculty member. The main areas of research are: Bone and Connective Tissue Research; Cancer Development and Prevention; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders; Endocrine Disorders; Immune and Inflammatory Disorders; Liver Disease and Neurobiology. The student is expected to devote at least one full day per week to the project. Admission by arrangement with the Department and with a particular supervisor.
Prerequisite: (PCL363H, 364H)/BCH310H and permission of instructor

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