Skip to Main Content Go to Sitemap

Joan Boggs

Title: Senior Scientist Emeritus, Molecular Medicine
Designations: M.Sc., PhD
Phone: 416-813-5919
U of T Positions: Professor Emerita, status only, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology


Joan Boggs' research program is aimed at understanding structural mechanisms of cell membrane behaviour, particularly in myelin and the oligodendrocyte. She and her colleagues focus on the roles of myelin proteins in interactions with the cytoskeleton and the role of glycosphingolipids in cell-surface phenomena. 

Education and experience

  • 1970: M.Sc., Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 1975: PhD, Pharmacology Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 1975–1977: Post-doctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 1977–1978: Sr. Research Associate, Biochemistry, SickKids
  • 1978–2013: Scientist, Sr. Scientist, SickKids Research Institute
  • 1978–2013: Asst. Professor, Assoc. Professor, Professor, University of Toronto
  • 2013–Present: Sr. Scientist Emeritus, Molecular Medicine, SickKids Research Institute
  • 2013–Present: Professor Emeritus, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto 


  • 1978–1982: Career Development Award – Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • 1983–1988: Scientist Award – Medical Research Council of Canada (now CIHR)
  • 1983–1986: Elected Secretary – Canadian Biochemical Society
  • 1995–2013: Member, Medical Advisory Board – Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Back to Top