Network Members

BioCanRx is a Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE), and in our case it means that we are working to foster a Canadian network that develops cancer biotherapeutics, and uses rational and directed investments to accelerate the rate of that progress to the clinic.

 

While our network includes many partner organizations, our official network members are the academic institutions of the investigators whom we have funded directly, as outlined by the NCE Program.

 

Below you will find lists of our:

 

 

NETWORK MEMBERS

 

 

[Top]

 

CURRENTLY FUNDED INVESTIGATORS

 

Harold Atkins Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Attending Physician, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor, Clinical Hematology, University of Ottawa
Rebecca Auer Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Surgical Oncologist, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Immunology & Microbiology, The Ottawa Hospital
John Babcook Senior Vice President, Discovery Research at Zymeworks Inc.
John Bell Scientific Director, BioCanRx
Senior Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, University of Ottawa
Francois Bénard Professor, University of British Columbia
Vice President, Research, BC Cancer Agency
Neil Berinstein Clinical Researcher, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Jonathan Bramson Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Director, Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
Byram Bridle Assistant Professor, Pathobiology, University of Guelph
Raewyn Broady Director, Leukemia/BMT Program, University of British Columbia
Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Tania Bubela Dean and Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Marcus Butler Clinical Head, University Health Network
Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Kelly Cobey Senior Clinical Research Associate, Knowledge Synthesis Group, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Gregory Dekaban Group Director, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute
Jean-Sebastien Delisle Research Professor of Medicine, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, University of Montreal
Jean-Simon Diallo Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Scientist, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
David Evans Vice-Dean, Research, University of Alberta
Dean Fergusson Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, and Director, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, Departments of Medicine, Surgery, & the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa
Ronan Foley Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Director, Clinical Stem Cell Laboratory, Juravinski Hospital
Paula Foster Scientist, Robarts Research Institute
Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario
Raja Ghosh Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Naoto Hirano Associate Director for Research, Tumour Immunotherapy Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Senior Scientist, University Health Network
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Rob Holt Head of Sequencing, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Distinguished Scientist, BC Cancer Agency
Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Carolina Ilkow Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa
Steven Jones Head of Bioinformatics and Associate Director, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
Professor, Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Rosalyn Juergens Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, McMaster University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Natasha Kekre Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Staff Hematologist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Ottawa Hospital
Jonathan Kimmelman Associate Professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit/Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University
Manoj Lalu Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
The University of Ottawa
Megan Levings Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia
Gary Levy Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Director, Live Liver Donor Program, Multi-Organ Transplant, Toronto General Hospital
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Brian Lichty Associate Professor, McMaster University
Julian Lum Scientist, BC Cancer Agency
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology, and Biology, University of Victoria
Christopher McCabe Research Director, University of Alberta
Executive Director and CEO, Institute of Health Economics
Andrea McCart Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Cancer Clinical Research Unit, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Jeffrey Medin Professor, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, University Health Network
Andrew Minchinton Head, Radiation Biology Unit – Department of Integrative Oncology
Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Agency
Mark Minden Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Jason Moffat Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics of Cancer
Gregg Morin Head of Proteomics, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
Brad Nelson Director & Distinguished Scientist, Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology, and Adjunct Professor, Biology, University of Victoria
Professor, Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Pamela Ohashi Director, Tumor Immunotherapy Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Christopher Paige Executive Vice President, Science & Research, University Health Network
Professor, University of Toronto
Claude Perreault Principal Investigator, Immunobiology Research Unit, IRIC
Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Hematologist, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
Justin Presseau Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research
Robert Rottapel Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Denis-Claude Roy Director, Cellular Therapy Laboratory
Scientific Director, CRHMR
Full Professor at the University of Montreal
Sachdev Sidhu Senior Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Professor, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
Sheila Singh Scientist, McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI), McMaster University, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
David Stojdl Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Uri Tabori Staff Physician, Haematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children
Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Principal Investigator, The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Professor, Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
Kednapa Thavorn Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Health Economist, The Ottawa Methods Centre, The Ottawa Hospital
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Simon Turcotte Principal Scientist, CHUM
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Université de Montréal
Physician, Hepatopancreatobiliary and Liver Transplantation Division, CHUM
Co-director, CHUM Hepatopancreatobiliary Cancer Clinical Database and Biological Specimen Repository
Guy Ungerechts Affiliate Investigator, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Head of the Research Group “Virotherapy”, Center for Cancer Therapeutics, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Attending Physician, Medical Oncology, The Ottawa Hospital
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Barbara Vanderhyden Senior Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Corinne Boyer Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research, University of Ottawa
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
Sowmya Viswanathan Associate Director, Cell Therapy Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
Affiliate Scientist, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network
Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Yonghong Wan Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
John Webb Senior Project Leader, Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre
Lori West Professor, Pediatrics, Surgery and Immunology, University of Alberta
Director of Heart Transplantation Research. University of Alberta
Director of Research, Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI), University of Alberta
Paul Woods Professor, Internal Medicine and Oncology, Department of Clinical Studies, the Ontario Veterinary College
Co-Director, Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation, University of Guelph

 

[Top]

 

FOUNDING INVESTIGATORS

 

Harold Atkins Chair of BioCanRx Training Committee
Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Attending Physician, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Ottawa Hospital
Rebecca Auer Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Surgical oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa
John Babcook Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
Vice President, Biologics, Centre for Drug Research and Development
John Bell Scientific Director, BioCanRx
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, uOttawa
Neil Berinstein Director, Translational Research, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Affiliate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Jonathan Bramson Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Director, Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical
Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
Byram Bridle Assistant Professor, Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Tania Bubela Professor and Associate Dean, School of Public Health and School of Business, University of Alberta
Marcus Butler Clinician–Investigator, Cancer Clinical Research Unit, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Janet Dancey Director, Clinical Translational Research, NCIC Clinical Trials Group
Program Leader, High Impact Clinical Trials, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Professor, Oncology, Queen’s University
Gregory Dekaban Scientist, Robarts Research Institute
Co-Director, BioTherapeutics Research Group
Jean-Simon Diallo Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, uOttawa
David Evans Professor and Vice Dean (Research), University of Alberta
Dean Fergusson Director and Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Medicine, Surgery, and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, uOttawa
Raja Ghosh Professor, Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Carl Hansen Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia
Naoto Hirano Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Robert Holt Head of Sequencing, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
Professor, Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Derek Jonker Clinician–Investigator, The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor, Medical Oncology, uOttawa
Jonathan Kimmelman Associate Professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University
Réjean Lapointe Associate Professor, Medicine, Université de Montréal
Director, Laboratory of Immuno-oncology, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
David Latulippe Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Brian Lichty Associate Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Douglas Mahoney Member, Genes Development and Health, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Tak Mak Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Christopher McCabe Research Director, Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital
Andrea McCart Senior Scientist, Cancer Clinical Research Unit, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Jeffrey Medin Senior Scientist, University Health Network
Nicole Mittmann Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Executive Director, Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomics (HOPE) Research Centre
Jason Moffat Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
Brad Nelson Director and Distinguished Scientist, Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria
Professor, Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Pamela Ohashi Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Director, Immune Therapy Program, Ontario Cancer Institute
Christopher Paige Vice President, Research, University Health Network
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Claude Perreault Professor, Medicine, Université de Montréal
Immunobiology Research Unit, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer
Hematologist, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Denis-Claude Roy Scientific Director, Centre de Recherche Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Director, Cellular Therapy Laboratory
Professor, Université de Montréal
Sachdev Sidhu Professor, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
David Stojdl Senior Scientist, Apoptosis Research Centre, CHEO Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Simon Turcotte Principal Scientist, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Université de Montréal
Physician, Hepatopancreatobiliary and Liver Transplantation Division, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Yonghong Wan Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
J. Paul Woods Professor, Internal Medicine Oncology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Martin Yaffe Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Professor, Medical Imaging and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto