Our Research Members

Darren Yuen
Yuen, Darren
U Of T Appointments

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine

Other Appointments

Staff Physician, Division of Nephrology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Contact Information
St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
209 Victoria St., Room 509, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M5B 1T8
Phone: 416-864-6060 x77366
Fax: 416-867-3654
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Diabetes Related Research Activities:

My research program is focussed on the development of novel therapies targeting the fibrosis and endothelial injury that occurs in the diabetic kidney. As a nephrology clinician scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, my research involves the use of both cell biology and animal models of diabetic injury. Current work in the lab is devoted to understanding: (1) mechanisms of diabetic endothelial injury, including both the early glomerular angiogenesis and the later capillary rarefaction that occurs in diabetes, (2) novel mechanisms of fibroblast activation in diabetes, including the relevance of fibroblast cytoskeletal rearrangements in this process.

Bernard Zinman
Zinman, Bernard
U Of T Appointments

Professor, Department of Medicine

Other Appointments

Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute,
Mount Sinai Hospital  

Contact Information
Mount Sinai Hospital
60 Murray Street, Room L5-024, Mail Box 17
Toronto, ON M5T 3L9
Phone: 416-586-8747
Fax: 416-586-4740
Diabetes Related Research Activities:

Studies evaluating metabolic and pharmacologic interventions to prevent diabetes complications.
Diabetes in aboriginal communities.
Evaluation of new therapies for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

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