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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)


The Daffodil Gala

Posted 2017 February 16

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On Friday, February 3rd, 2017 (the eve of World Cancer Day), the Kingston Research Information Outreach Team in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society hosted the inaugural Daffodil Gala in support of the Queen's Transdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts (

This special evening brought together more than 100 guests from the Kingston community to celebrate cancer research at Queen's, and included a reception with classical music entertainment by TRIOLA, a welcome address by Queen's Principal Daniel Woolf, talks by leading cancer researchers including Dr. Lois Mulligan (Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine), Dr. Janet Dancey (Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group) & Dr. Victoria Hoskin (Post-doctoral Fellow, Pathology & Molecular Medicine), an acapella performance by All the Queen's Men, and a silent auction.

Thanks to the many supporters and sponsors, including Unique Restoration Ltd., Grand & Toy, AstraZeneca, AMJ Campbell, and university-affiliated departments/institutions, over $20,000 was raised to train future students in cancer research at Queen's University.


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*


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Reading Week Mon-Fri February 20-24 NO classes

Monday February 20 - Stat Family Day Holiday

Tuesday February 21
9:00-10:00 Neuropathology Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
1:45-2:45 GI & Liver Conference - Multihead Microscope Rm
4:00-5:00 Path 830/930 Research Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Dr. Xiaolong Yang - Professor, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine "Hippo signaling pathway in cancer development and therapy"

Wednesday February 22
8:00 - 8:55 Resident Slide Review for Royal College Exam - Multihead Microscope Rm Dr. C. Orr
9:00 - 9:55 Resident Soft Tissue - Pediatrics - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. S. Varma
10:00-10:55 Micro Round - Multihead Microscope Rm. - Dr. M. Manduch
11:00-11:55 GU - Prostate - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. D. Berman
2:30-3:20 Special Research Seminar - Botterell Hall Room B143 - Dawn M.E. Bowdish, PhD. Associate Professor - Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity - McMaster Immunology Research Centre - MG DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research - McMaster Institute for Research on Aging - "Aging less than gracefully: Age-associated inflammation alters monocyte development and increases susceptibility to infection"

Thursday February 23
12:30-1:30 Grand Rounds - NOT scheduled this week
4:00-5:00 Renal Biopsy Round - Multihead Microscope Rm.

Friday February 24
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Dr. S. Varma - Gross Room
12:00-1:00 Cardiovascular Pathology Mini Series - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. K. Cunningham
1:30-2:30 Medical Legal Work Round - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm

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

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

Job Opportunities

No opportunities at present - keep watching this space!


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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