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Welcome to the Department
of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

boag This is an exciting time of growth, innovation and success for our Department which is uniquely placed at the interfaces between basic biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory services and the emerging field of personalized molecular medicine. We are rejuvenating and expanding our faculty membership and over the last year have been joined by five new pathologists including a clinician scientist pathologist with a focus on immuno-oncology in addition to a PhD bioinformatics research scientist who will hold a Tier 1 CRC Chair. We have re-energized our administrative structure with the addition of Dr. Lois Mulligan as Associate Head for Education and Dr. David Lillicrap as Associate Head for Research.

> continued (Welcome letter from Dr. Sandy Boag)



Posted 2019 October 10

FCCMG, FRCPath, PhD, MBA, MRCPath, FRCPC, MB. B.Chir., Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Pathologist and Researcher, UHN


Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:00 pm
Room 104, Richardson Laboratory
88 Stuart Street, Queen's University

Dr. Susan Done is a breast pathologist at the University Health Network and Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.

She is currently Director of the Anatomical Pathology Residency Program at the University of Toronto. After completing medical school at the University of Cambridge she trained in pathology in Calgary and then obtained MBA and PhD degrees during her Fellowship in Molecular Pathology at the University of Toronto.

Her research is focussed on understanding breast cancer, intratumoural heterogeneity, circulating tumour cells, biomarkers and early events in invasion and metastasis.


Queen's and Pathology Matters!

Posted 2019 October 10

The Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network (OMPRN) annual "Pathology Matters" meeting took place on Monday at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.

Our Department was extremely well represented at the meeting. Nearly a quarter of the roughly 100 attendees were from Queen's, Queen's Faculty members contributed heavily to planning and running the meeting, and three of the four "Outstanding Poster Awards" went to Queen's trainees.

Congratulations to Chelsea Jackson, Christina Ferrone and Lina Chen and many thanks to all involved for helping to make this meeting a smashing success!


Dr. Lina Chen

Posted 2019 September 24

Dr. Lina Chen was awarded with First Place Poster Presentation at Ontario Association of Pathologists (OAP) meeting this month in Alliston Ontario.

Congrats Lina!!!



Posted 2019 September 23

Elina Cook, Michael Luo and Christina Ferrone all received travel awards to attend and present at the Canadian Conference on Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (CCMDS-AML) in Vancouver, Sept. 20-21.

Elina and Michael were respectively awarded Gold and Silver for the Carolyne Delage Young Investigator Award and their work was featured as the sole trainee oral (co-)presentation at the conference.


Pathology Welcoming Reception & Awards dinner

Posted 2019 September 17

Welcome all new faculty and residents.
Congratulations to all the award recipients, as follows:

Graduate Program

  • The Bruce Elliott Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship - Dr. Chris Nicol
  • The Bruce and Janet Elliott Graduate Award in Transdisciplinary Cancer Research - Chelsea Jackson
  • The Robert Kisilevsky Fund for Research Education - Christina Ferrone and Matt Cormier
  • The Robert Kisilevsky Research Seminar Awards - Eli Ghorbanpour, Christina Ferrone and Taha Azad

    AP Residency Program

  • Dr. Paul Manley Award for an Excellent Investigative Record By a Pathology Resident - Dr. Lina Chen
  • Dr. RSA Prentice Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Pathology Resident & For Improving the Quality of Resident Education - Dr. Christine Orr
  • Dr. RSA Prentice Award for Excellence in Teaching - Dr. John Rossiter.



    Posted 2019 September 10

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tricia Cottrell as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

    Tricia joins us from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she completed an MD, a PhD in rheumatology, residency training in Anatomic Pathology, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in immuno-oncology. Tricia completed her undergraduate training and a year as a Research Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Dr. Cottrell's primary role will be as a clinician scientist based at the Queen's Cancer Research Institute with a focus on pathologic evaluation of tumour immune responses in clinical trials patients. Tricia will also be involved in clinical anatomical pathology with areas of interest including lung cancer and genitourinary pathology.

    Dr. Cottrell has been appointed as an Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) Clinician Scientist, as a Senior Investigator for Translational Research in the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), and will serve as the Deputy Director, CCTG Tumour Tissue and Data Repository (TTDR).

    Dr. Cottrell's office and laboratory are located in the Division of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Botterell Hall level 3.
    We welcome Tricia and wish her all the best in her academic and clinical endeavours here at Queen's University and the KHSC.

    Sandy Boag, MD
    Department Head


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    2019 Sept 18
    The Department's Clinical Services 2018-2019 Year in Review Report is now available.

    2019 August 07
    The Departmental website will be migrating to a new host in the next few weeks and take on a look and feel similar to that of other Queen's University and Faculty of Health Sciences Departmental sites... please bear with us...

    2019 July 12
    Dr. David Good has moved from Richlab 201C to Richlab 201D
    Dr. Graeme Quest has moved from Richlab 201B to Richlab 201C
    Dr. Amanda Xu will be moving into Richlab 201B
    Dr. Kevin Ren will be moving into Douglas 202
    All phone numbers remain the same.

    Job Opportunities

    The Dr. M. Daria Haust Pathology Summer Studentship for first or second year medical students. This is a lO-week studentship in the Queen's Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. Application Deadline 2020 February 01.
    Posted 2019 Sept 03
    Complete information here

    Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – Computational Biology & Biophysics
    Postdoctoral positions in computational biology and biophysics are available in the Panchenko Laboratory at Queen’s University in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, and School of Computing (the laboratory is moving from the National Institutes of Health, USA in July 2019).
    Posted 2019 April 29
    Complete information here

    Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
    Influence of the Host Microbiome on Factor VIII Immunogenicity A post-doctoral research fellow position is available as part of a 5-year NIH NHLBI-funded project aimed at furthering our understanding of the role of the gut microbiome as a determinant of factor VIII (FVIII) immunogenicity. Funds to initiate these studies have just become available.
    Applications will be taken until position filled.
    Posted 2018 October 4
    Complete information here


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