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Leukemia Research Group

LRG Members

Staff taking part in the Leukemia Research Group are from a variety of medical disciplines.

Members of the Leukemia Research Group at SickKids

Dr. Mohamed Abdelhaleem
Head, Hematopathology
Project Investigator, Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Maru Barrera
Psychologist, Haematology/Oncology
Senior Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences
Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology & Institute for Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

Dr. Sylvain Baruchel
Staff Oncologist, Director & New Agent and Innovative Therapy Program, Haematology/Oncology
Senior Associate Scientist, Translational Medicine
Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Priscilla Chiu
Staff Surgeon, General Surgery
Team Investigator, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Dr. Jayne Danska
Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology
Professor, Department of Immunology & Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Dr. Cynthia Guidos
Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto

Dr. Johann (Hans) Hitzler
Staff Haematologist, Haematology/Oncology
Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Shinya Ito
Division Head, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine
Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Laura Janzen
Haematologist/Oncologist
Project Investigator, Neurosciences & Mental Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Jane McGlade
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Professor, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Dr. Paul Nathan
Director, Aftercare Program Haematology/Oncology
Senior Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences
Associate Professor, Paediatrics and Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto

Dr. Angela Punnett
Staff Physician, Haematology/Oncology
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Tal Schechter-Finkelstein
Staff Physician, Haematology/Oncology 
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Mary Shago
Co-Director, Cytogenetics, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (PLM)
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Dr. Brenda Spiegler
Director, Department of Psychology 
Assistant professor, Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Lillian Sung
Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences 
Staff physician, Haematology/Oncology
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Dr. Jim Whitlock
Division Head, Haematology/Oncology
Senior Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences

Collaborating scientists at the University Health Network

Dr. John E. Dick
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, McEwen Centre
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

Dr. Mark D. Minden
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI)
Staff, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital

Dr. Jean Wang
Staff, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital
Affiliate Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Dr. Karen Yee
Staff, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital