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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)


Terry Fox Rapid Fire Talks

Posted 2016 December 13

In this year's Terry Fox Research Institute Symposium, held at Toronto MaRS Centre, Dr. Abdi Ghaffari's abstract was selected (awarded) for the"Rapid Fire Postdoc Talk" session:

Real time imaging of lymph node metastasis reveals ezrin as a novel target in suppressing invasion and immune evasion in cancer

Abdi Ghaffari; Victoria Hoskin4; Gulisa Turashvili1; Sonal Varma1; Jeff Mewburn; Graeme Mullins; Peter A. Greer; Friedemann Kiefer; Andrew G. Day; Yolanda Madarnas; Sandip SenGupta, and BRUCE E. ELLIOTT*


The Bruce Elliott Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship

Posted 2016 November 17

Faculty, trainees, staff, friends and family celebrated the career of Dr. Bruce Elliott this Thursday November 17th. Bruce gave a fascinating seminar which took us along his journey, highlighting some of his many landmark contributions to our understanding of breast cancer metastasis.

As one of the first recipients of a Terry Fox Foundation Scientist Award and a founding member of the Cancer Research Labs here at Queen's, Bruce started his independent research career by isolating a tumor cell line which he used in successive studies to identify and characterize several key signaling pathways that contribute to the metastatic process. This journey has recently led to his group identifying the Ezrin adaptor protein as a powerful biomarker and promising new therapeutic target.

Bruce was also honoured as the first recipient of The Bruce Elliott Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship which was established this year by the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine to recognize outstanding faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in the teaching, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students throughout their graduate and post graduate training. Bruce's enthusiasm for research and education has inspired many of us over the years. We wish him well in his future emeritus role after his retirement this year.


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Monday January 23rd
8:30-10:20 Path 430/826 - Richardson Lab Room 101
8:30 - 9:30 Autopsy Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
1:00 - 2:00 Hematopathology Review - Autopsy Conference Rm.
3:30-4:20 Path 310 - Walter Light Hall Auditorium

Tuesday January 24th
9:00 - 10:00 Neuropathology Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
11:30-2:20 Canc 440 - Botterell Hall Room B148
1:45 - 2:45 GI & Liver Conference - Multihead Microscope Rm.
4:00-5:00 Path 830/930 Reesarch Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Jenny Wang - PhD Candidate - "Desorptive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (DESI-MS) in Prostate Cancer"

Wednesday 2017 January 25th
8:00 - 8:55 Slide Review for Royal College - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. C. Orr
9:00 - 9:55 Journal Club: Gyne -Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Drs. N. Parvinnejad & T. Childs
10:00 - 10:55 Micro Rounds - Multihead Microscope Rm. - Dr. S. SenGupta
11:00 - 11:55 Journal Club: Head & Neck - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Drs. K. Song & D. Hurlbut
12:00 - 12:55 Cytology: FNA Breast - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. M. Manduch
2:30-3:20 Path 310 - Walter Light Hall Auditorium

Thursday 2017 January 26th
12:30 - 2:00 Grand Rounds - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Dr. Prameet Sheth
4:00 - 5:00 Renal Biopsy - Multihead Microscope Rm
4:30-5:20 Path 310 - Walter Light Hall Auditorium

Friday January 27th
9:00 - 9:30 Gross Rounds - Multihead Microscope Rm - Dr. Orr
12:00 - 1:00 Cardiovascular Pathology Mini Series - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. Kris Cunningham
1:30-2:30 Medical Legal Work Rounds - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre
1:30 - 2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Room

Courses offered in 2016 September: CANC497 * CANC499 * PATH425 * PATH499 * PATH823

Courses offered in 2017 January: CANC440 * PATH310 * PATH430/826

Job Opportunities

  • ACADEMIC ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGISTS (2 positions) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine in the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences is recruiting two (2) academic Anatomical Pathologists, one each with primary subspecialty training and diagnostic expertise in dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology, respectively. (more)
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. (more)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Genomics Data Federation and Query. We are seeking a self-starter with good experience and great passion in data federation and cross-modality data query. The position is a joint position between Queen’s University in Kingston ON and Indoc Research, headquartered in Toronto ON. Please submit your resume and cover letter by February 1, 2016


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