Profiles of BBDC Members Primarily Involved In Diabetes Research

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Ohashi, Pamela S. - PhD, FRSC

University of Toronto Appointment(s): Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology

Other Appointment(s): Director, Immune Therapy Program; Co-Director, Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research; Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network

Contact Information:
620 University Ave.,
Toronto, ON   M5G 2C1

Phone: 416-946-2357
Fax: 416-204-2276
Email: pohashi@uhnresearch.ca

Diabetes Related Research Activities:

The major focus of my lab is to understand the mechanisms of death and differentiation in immature and mature T cells. In particular, an emphasis is placed on understanding the molecular events that direct T cell fate towards either tolerance or activation. These questions are investigated in the context of understanding autoimmunity (diabetes) and tumor immune surveillance in vivo.

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Ostrow, Brian - MD, FRCSC

University of Toronto Appointment(s): Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Other Appointment(s): Project Coordinator, Guyana Diabetes Care Project

Contact Information:

44 Suffolk St. W.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2H8

Phone: 519-821-4625
Fax: 1-519-824-3852
Email: brian@bookshelf.ca

Diabetes Related Research Activities:

Member of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre International Diabetes Collaboration research program.

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