Discover May 2014

It is a technology that is bettering the lives of stroke patients around the world every single day. And when CIHR and CFI were looking for success stories to demonstrate the immense impact funding medical research has on human health, they found an amazing example in CT perfusion technology developed by Ting-Yim Lee, PhD. Read More


Mending broken genes
Through donor generosity, Caroline Schild-Poulter is able to investigate the "first events that allow cancer to develop" in her lab at Robarts Research Institute. Read More


Exploring the mysteries of the universe
For most, switching from the study of the stars to studying bones and joints would seem like quite a leap, but Zhengyi Hu finds the two are actually very much alike. Read More


Collaborating for a healthier future
A team of scientists from Robarts and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are teaming up to show how the power of the streptococcal bacteria can be used to fight cancer. Read More




Volume of carotid artery ulceration as a predictor of cardiovascular events.
Kuk M, Wannarong T, Beletsky V, Parraga G, Fenster A, Spence JD.

Automated algorithm to measure changes in medial temporal lobe volume in Alzheimer disease.
Kazemifar S, Drozd JJ, Rajakumar N, Borrie MJ, Bartha R; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

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Celebration of Excellence
May 21 | 6:00 p.m.

Spring Fling Social Event
May 27 | 2:00 p.m.

Discover Robarts Presentation Series with
Dr. Arthur Brown

June 11 | 7:00 p.m.

Cell Tracking Symposium
June 20 | 10:00 a.m.

See the Line Concussion Symposium
August 13

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Dr. Ross Feldman,
Hong Kong, China

Dr. Feldman joined a select group of guidelines leaders to meet with Chinese hypertension policy leaders in Hong Kong in December. Read More



Dr. Michael Rieder's work on pharmacogenetics on CTV2
Dr. Michael Rieder explains the need for more education around pharmacogenetics  – the study of how a patient's genes can affect drug reaction and dosage. Watch the CTV2 story here
Register today for the Robarts Research Retreat
This one-day Robarts-exclusive event will bring together the Robarts community for poster and oral presentations and a keynote address on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Bellamere Winery, 1260 Gainsborough Rd. London, ON. To register, please email before May 21, 2014. If you have already submitted an abstract, there is no need to register.

Join us for the Robarts Spring Fling Social Event
Take a break and join your colleagues on the Robarts patio for lemonade and snacks on May 27 at 2:00 p.m. There will be bingo fun as well as door prizes and a 50/50 draw!

In Memoriam - Dr. John MacDonald
It is with sadness that we share the news that Dr. John F. MacDonald passed away on April 22. Dr. MacDonald was one of Canada's pre-eminent neurophysiologists and served as the Scientific Director at Robarts Research Institute from 2008 to 2010. With a passion for research, Dr. MacDonald continued his work in stroke, Alzheimer's disease and prevention of brain cell loss until his retirement from Robarts in 2013. Read More
Tips for a safe and healthy workplace
Last week, in honour of North American Safety and Health Week, we took the opportunity to highlight our top ten tips to help ensure that your workplaces and labs are a safe place for you and your colleagues. Take some time to review the tips and share them with your teams.


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