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Welcome to the Department
of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

boagI am delighted to have recently assumed the role of Head in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine (DPMM) at Queen’s. This is an exciting time of growth and innovation in our Department which is uniquely placed at the interfaces between basic biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory services and the emerging field of personalized molecular medicine.

DPMM is home to many vibrant research programs with focussed areas of excellence including cancer biology and molecular hemostasis. We host the Queen’s Laboratory for Molecular Pathology core research facility and also the Canadian Cancer Trials Group tumour bank. The well established DPMM Graduate program offers Master’s and PhD degrees and a recently added a combined BScH/MSc degree that allows students to transition 4th year undergraduate research projects into accelerated Master’s degrees.

> continued (Welcome letter from Dr. Sandy Boag)


CAP Resident prizes

Posted 2017 June 16

68th Annual Scientific Meeting June 10-13, 2017 Charlottetown PEI

Congratulations to Amanda, Kevin and Ivraym as they all won awards at the CAP meeting in PEI this year. Wow, what an accomplishment!!!! Way to go.

Dr. Kevin Ren (left) won the Andrew Herzenberg Award for best presentation by a resident in Nephropathology or Transplant pathology.

Dr. Amanda Xu (center) won the Hematological Pathology Award for best presentation by a resident in hematopathology.

Dr. Ivraym Barsoumwon (right) the Donald W. Penner Award for the Best Poster Presentation

CIHR Poster Prize

Posted 2017 June 09

Congratulations to Taha Azad (PhD candidate in Dr. Yang's Lab) for his Gold Medal prize atthe 2017 CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition in the 30th Annual CSHRF (Canadian Student Health Research Forum) held during June 6-9 in Winnipeg.

Taha along with 9 other students represented each department at Queen's and around 150 top 5% graduate students nominated by different universities all across Canada participated this year's national competition.


Posted 2017 June 05

Congratulations to Dr. Paula James who was awarded the Cecil Harris Award at the 2017 Canadian Hemophilia Society Rendezvous/AHCDC Annual General Meeting in Toronto May 26-27th.

The Cecil Harris Award is given in recognition of distinguished contributions in the areas of hemophilia related research and the advancement of care for patients with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.

Congratulations Dr. James!


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Posted 2017 June 01

Congratulations to Elina Cook and Taha Azad on winning prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Remarkably, their applications were ranked 11th and 1st out of 190 applications considered by the CIHR Vanier CGS selection committee this year.

Taha's PhD research project in Dr. Xiaolong Yang's lab explores novel connections between the Hippo pathway and members of the protein kinase superfamily.

Elina is one of our exceptional MD/PhD students whose research in Dr. Michael Rauh's lab explores the relationship between gene mutations and inflammation in the elderly and development of hematological malignancy.

The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine is proud to count Elina and Taha among our most gifted students. Well done!


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Thursday 2017 June 22
12:30-1:30 Grand Rounds - NOT scheduled this week
4:00-5:00 Queen's Cancer Research Institute SEMINAR SERIES Frontiers of Cancer Research Presentation - QCRI Conference Rooms 100/101 Jean-Francois Cote, PhD Full Professor and Director of the Cancer and Genetic Diseases Division Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) "UNRAVELLING THE COMPLEXITY OF METASTASIS" : Characterizing the roles of the receptor tyrosine kinase AXL in metastatic progression

Friday June 23
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Dr. M. Schneider - Gross Room
12:00-1:00 Cardiac Mini Series - Dr. K. Cunningham - Richardson Lab Rm. 102
1:30-2:30 Medical Legal Work Rounds - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm

Monday 2017 June 26
4:00-5:00 Queen's Cancer Research Institute SEMINAR SERIES Frontiers of Cancer Research Presentation - QCRI Conference Rooms 100/101 - Girish Shah, PhD - Laval University and CHU-Q Hospital Research Centre, Quebec City (QC) - "Expanding roles of PARP1 in DNA-damage responses and its implication for cancer therapy"

Courses offered in 2017 September: CANC497 * CANC499 * PATH425 * PATH499 * PATH822

Courses offered in 2018 January: CANC440 * PATH310 * PATH430/826


2017 March 31
The departmental email server (running since 1992), will be shutdown and removed from service in two stages near the end of 2017. On Friday 2017 Sept 01, forwarding of mail from cliff to other accounts will cease. On Monday 2017 October 2nd, the server will be shut down. Most users have since migrated to either or addresses already, but there are still a few transitioning.
Please remove any addresses you may have that reference or from address books or distribution lists. Autoreply email has also been going out for some time, notifying the sender of the changes.
And for those who have asked, "cliff" if from the TV Sitcom Cheers, where a character named Cliff Claven was a mailman.

Job Opportunities

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine in the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences and its affiliated teaching hospitals is recruiting an academic Anatomical Pathologist with subspecialty training/expertise in gastrointestinal pathology with the ability to participate in other diagnostic pathology subspecialties and potentially autopsy pathology. Posted: 2017 May 12 Complete information here


Welcome to the Queen's Laboratory for Molecular Pathology
The QLMP is part of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. The QLMP provides rapid and economic advanced pathology services to researchers, students, clinicians, and private sector groups. The QLMP promotes productive interactions between scientists, clinicians, pathologists, and others by supporting research projects of common interest.
The QLMP offers a wide array of services including:
  • Histology
  • TMA design and construction
  • Whole slide scanning
  • TMA scanning
  • Customized immunohistochemistry and immunofluoroscence
  • Image analysis tools
  • Secure web database access and storage
  • Plastination
  • Electron Microscopy


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